Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Domestics--Indiana--Rensselaer
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of the children. The servant girl has left, leaving Mary without help. She and the children are excited about the possibility of going to see Milroy in the field.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Milroy, Mary--Travel preparations; Military promotions; United States. Army--Drill and tactics; Emancipation Proclamation
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, asking if she has decided to come see him. The President has nominated him for the promotion of Major General, over the objections of Halleck. Halleck had received reports from Jeff Davis that Milroy was not...
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she is making preparations to come visit him, but is awaiting a pass and directions. She also writes of the man, Tatman, who stole money from them.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Boring; Silver mines and mining; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; Milroy, Waters & Co.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, updating her on the status of their new oil venture. He has just returned from Atlanta where he saw first hand the destruction that took place there toward the end of the war.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Boring; Jasper (Horse); New business enterprises; Milroy, Waters & Co.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, telling her that he wishes he could be home to nurse her and the children back to good health. Digging has begun and he hopes to have oil in a month. He asks her to send money if she can and talks of other...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Domestics--Indiana
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, writing of affairs at home. Her mother and Val have been ill. Ella fell while skating. Their hired girl ran off, leaving the work for Ella to do, although they have since hired another girl.
Letters; Delivery of goods; Political sentiment--Indiana--1863
Pierce was sent by Milroy to deliver goods. Pierce did not realize how long the errand would take and will not return as quickly as expected. The people of Indiana and Ohio apparently aren't as supportive of the war, as Pierce says "one half of...