Letters; Military orders; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage
A letter Milroy sent to General Thomas regarding Mrs. Rutledge, the wife of a rebel officer. Milroy has seized the rent money for property that the rebel officer owned. He refers to the orders that give him the authority to do this.
Newspapers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Mass media and the war; Letters
A letter from Sherman, responding to Milroy's request to ban certain newspapers from circulation as they were lowering the morale of the troops by printing disloyal statements. Sherman states that banning the papers would only add excitement to...