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, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes conditions in his company's new camp, where the men are exhausted after marching and "suffer a little for some thing to eat." He...
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