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 describes the Union bombardment of Fort McRee...
In the letter Forney discusses the appropriation of railroad cars and iron tracks from the Alabama and Florida Railroad of Florida, by the Confederate army; the rolling stock will be used by two other lines in the state (including the Montgomery...
From November 1863 through the end of the Civil War, John Hall served in Co. B, 59th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent campaigns and losses ("Fort Morgan we learned yesterday, has been surrendered. Next may be Mobile");...
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