In the letter Terrell credits the Senate with stopping President Polk and his "war spirits in Congress" from declaring war on England. He also denounces Polk's invasion of Mexico: "As to the Mexican War, it was a bit in Polks [sic] mouth, this...
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 Elmore discusses mutual acquaintances and mentions...
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