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 describes the Union bombardment of Fort McRee...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he reports that he is safe after the recent battle (he had been supposed dead), though many men were wounded and taken prisoner;...
Dr. Peter Bryce, the hospital's first superintendent, died before the end of the two-year term covered in this report. In an introductory statement, the members of the board of trustees praise Bryce's work and announce that he will be succeeded by...
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