At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
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 letter Goldthwaite congratulates Semple on "the...
An anonymous letter sent to Governor Miller. This letter suggests that African Americans should have never come to the United States, but that the people of Alabama could "wipem all out in a few days." Whether the sender truly believes they are...
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