During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he discusses his brother's plans to join the service; the possibility of buying another horse ("horses will command a good price untill [sic] peace"); relative...
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 reflects on the anniversary of his company's...
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 mentions the shortage and high cost of food in the area, where "the times is...
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