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 Semple addresses an accusation Hardee has made...
Lingo served as director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety from 1963 to 1965. In the letter he discusses the book Jones is writing about the governor, which blames Lingo for the violence that occurred in Selma on March 7: "You know as well...
In the letter Strickland complains about a recent newspaper article, which described the Commission as "the state's super-secret spy agency." Strickland argues that the journalist misquoted him and reported hearsay rather than fact. He gives...
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