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 tells his wife that he has just received orders...
In the first letter, written November 17, 1863, Mary Ann sends her sister family news, mentioning the death of one son and the military service of another. She also alludes to the "flag-of-truce" system for delivering mail between the North and...
A letter from an Alabamian to Governor Miller. Flora Y. Hatcher writes that she is disappointed in the miscarriage of justice in Alabama and urges the governor to move the succeeding trials to Birmingham. She worries that the state has been...
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