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 describes the Battle of Murfreesboro, giving...
This article describes the response of United States citizens and government officials to the news about the Lusitania: "The most significant feature of the situation created in America by the sinking of the Lusitania, as viewed by official...
This article reports that stock prices have continued to fall after the crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"). Though financial leaders who met to discuss the matter seem to take "a more hopeful view of the situation," the floor of the stock...
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