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, Thomas Hall served in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses recent troop movements (including a river crossing by a cavalry unit); upcoming campaigns; duties in the area; threats of attack...
Earles pleads not guilty to the charge of treason against the state of Alabama; he was indicted because of his close association with the Creek Indians in the eastern part of the state. Six witnesses provide statements about his acquaintance with...
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