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 Blount informs Sherman of an upcoming Union invasion of Mobile, "which if successful, must give the enemy control of all South Alabama." Blount has been authorized to gather slaves and mules from the nearby saltworks to finish...
West borrowed "necessary provisions and money" from Burford in order "to procure the necessary teams, provision and farming implements to make a crop" for the year. A handwritten note on the back records that West repaid the debt on the required...
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