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 discusses activities in camp and the health of...
This letter was written after the Boykins' friends Ward and Frances McFarland moved to Tuscaloosa from Mobile. In it Frank expresses admiration for Frances and her husband and sends regrets for not seeing her during a recent visit.
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