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...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Winchester, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1863; African American domestics--Indiana--Rensselaer
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that she read of Milroy's retreat from Winchester and precarious situation in Harpers Ferry. She is anxious to hear of his safety. Ben has hired out with a neighbor for the year.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Sick children; Boring; Lead mines and mining; Silver mines and mining; Oil wells; Milroy, Waters & Co.; Pygmies
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, asking about her and the children. He thinks it is time to start gauging where the children's future interest might lie. He writes of the oil wells and boring as well as their work at the lead mine. He has...
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; Skirmishing; United States. Army--Military life
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, to let her know how much he missed her after her recent visit. He sent a brigade toward Harrisonburg but had to order them back after being reprimanded by Halleck. He also offers details of a recent skirmish.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know he arrived safely back in Nashville after his recent visit home. He writes of the business and hte comings and goings of his partners. One partner was recently married after making a fool of...
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...
A letter to Milroy letting him know that 102 officers signed a petition on his behalf, which was sent to the President. Adams was arrested by Col. McReynolds in an attempt to keep him from signing the petition.