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 Union bombardment of Fort McRee...
From May 1861 to June 1862, John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he discusses picket duty and the weather in camp ("It is so cold that I can hardly write"); upcoming troop movements and recent battles ("We are anxious to hear...
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