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 discusses current troop movements and supplies;...
In the letter Harrison gives details about the impressment of slaves belonging to Mrs. M. A. Tarrant. Colonel Brooks had issued a complaint on her behalf against Harrison and John Mosely, who are responsible for collecting the slaves requested by...
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