During the Civil War, Henry 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 description he discusses the positions of companies...
In the letter Jones reports that, complying with military orders from General Maury, "no cotton will be permitted to be brought to Mobile"; therefore, the railroad stations are no longer allowed to receive cotton shipments bound for that city.
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