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 upcoming campaigns; weather,...
The letter requests that the members of the Georgia-Alabama Boundary Survey Commission ("charged with running the dividing line between the States of Georgia and Alabama") meet in Milledgeville the next month. A transcript is included.
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