At the time the letter was written, Bemiss was serving as medical director of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, and Cross was an army surgeon. In the letter Bemiss, acting on the orders of General Hood, commands Cross to dismantle the hospital...
In the letter Roosevelt thanks Mrs. Semple for her "prompt and patriotic response to the NAVY'S call for binoculars, telescopes, and spy-glasses." The Navy will attempt to return the items at the end of the war, "when it is hoped that you will feel...
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