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 reflects on the anniversary of his company's...
Perry, a sailor on the U.S.S. Olympia, served as a signal quartermaster during World War I. In this letter to his former teacher, he discusses his desire to be discharged in order to finish his education.
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