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 Pollard discusses Semple's attempts to secure a...
In the letter Semple asks Pollard to grant passage to two men who plan to transport the bodies of fallen soldiers from the battlefield near Georgia to Alabama. According to several notes on the back, the men were given clearance, but they decided...
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