During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he gives his wife advice about their sons'...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses the difficulty of traveling through the Confederacy; his own recent illness ("I am up...gaining health and strength as...
In the first letter, written September 18, 1934, Darby describes the effect of the current national textile strike on his company. Armed strikers have been threatening employees, so the mill has been shut down. He asks the state to intercede since...
This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
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