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 clothing he has recently received and...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses clothing that he needs, listing it in order of priority. He also mentions reports of a skirmish on Raccoon Mountain. A transcript is included.
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