Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend Mary's husband, Edward. In the letter she mentions her financial difficulties and thanks the Harrises for allowing her to visit with them recently: "My visit to you & to...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he describes in great detail a battle he was recently in, probably the Battle of...
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...
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