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Collection Number: 00655-z

Collection Title: Henry C. Semple Papers, 1847-1878 (bulk 1861-1865)

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Size About 150 items
Abstract Henry C. Semple of Montgomery, Ala., an artillery officer in the Confederate Army, served during the Civil War in Alabama and with the Army of Tennessee. The collection contains carbon copies of typed transcriptions of letters written home to Alabama during the Civil War, military records, and other correspondence of Semple. Civil War letters discuss the hardships of military life, military orders and movements, and progress of the war.
Creator Semple, Henry C., 1822-1894.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Henry C. Semple Papers #655-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Emily Semple of Montgomery, Ala., before 1940.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Henry Churchill Semple (1822-1894) of Montgomery, Ala., was a captain and then a major in the Confederate Army. Semple's Battery was organized at Montgomery in March 1862, with officers and men nearly all from Montgomery County. Ordered to Mobile, it then joined the Army of Tennessee. It marched into Kentucky, was engaged at Perryville, and later fought in Tennessee at Murfreesboro, Dug Gap, Chicamauga, Mission Ridge, Ringgold Gap, Resaca, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville. Ordered to North Carolina, the battery reached Augusta, and there surrendered. (Information about Semple's Battery from the web site of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.)

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Carbon copies of typed transcriptions of letters written home to Alabama during the Civil War, military records, and other correspondence of Henry C. Semple, Confederate artillery officer in Alabama and with the Army of Tennessee. Civil War letters discuss the hardships of military life, military orders and movements, and progress of the war.

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Contents list

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About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Carbon copies of typed transcriptions of letters written home to Alabama during the Civil War, military records, and other correspondence of Semple, Confederate artillery officer in Alabama and Tennessee,with the Army of Tennessee. Civil War letters discuss the hardships of military life, military orders and movements, and progress of the war.

Folder 1

1847-1862 #00655-z, Series: "Papers, 1847-1878 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 1

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

1863 #00655-z, Series: "Papers, 1847-1878 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 2-4

Folder 5

1864-1878 #00655-z, Series: "Papers, 1847-1878 (bulk 1861-1865)." Folder 5

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