After raising a group of volunteers in Lawrence County, Alabama, Dr. Shackelford had gone to assist Texas in its fight for independence. In the letter to Maria, he describes the fighting and the need for more volunteers; he also remarks on the...
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 reports the misconduct of another captain:...
In the letter Bankhead discusses the "infamous interview" Tallulah gave to Gladys Hall of Motion Picture magazine, and assures her that it "will not permanently impair your standing with the public." He remarks that the incident "has shown to you...
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