In the letter Minor mentions a government contract with J. E. Murrell of Mobile, authorizing an exchange of cotton to purchase nitre. Minor also commends McRae's efforts to have the Confederate government establish an armory at Selma. He explains...
In the letter Smith informs Hotchkiss that three batteries under his command (Swett's, Key's, and Semple's) submitted incomplete quarterly ordnance returns: "No vouchers accompany them, and the Returns are not in duplicate, consequently an...
A note below the order explains that one officer (probably Henry Semple) has not provided the requested return; a note on the back mentions that Semple's trial (for "disobedience of orders" after failing to submit the reports correctly) will be...
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