Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Brigadier General Paul Jones Semmes, CSA-- Part 1: It's All Relative
From Wikipedia. Back on July 27th, I mentioned the death of this man in conjunction with the Battle of Gettysburg. At the time, I wondered if he was related to the famous commander of the CSS Alabama, Raphael Semmes. It turns out he was a cousin of Semmes, as was Union Navy Captain Alexander Alderman Semmes who served mostly in the Gulf of Mexico during the war and also commanded a Union monitor. Old Secesh.