In the letter the men recommend that Henry C. Semple be appointed as a judge in the military court of General Hardee's Corps. The letter is written on stationery of the Confederate States of America War Department.
During the Civil War, Henry 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 Phelan discusses confusion over the...
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