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.
A letter from Col. Vildes, hoping he can find a way to get transferred to Milroy's command. Vildes is unhappy in his present location because he is under the command of several foreign officers, who "know nothing of our people, of our institutions,...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; United States Military Academy
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know that he cannot think of coming home if there is a chance he might get an active duty position. He goes on to tell of his opinions toward Halleck and his actions during the war.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects
A letter from Josephus Drummond of the 9th Virginia Infantry, requesting that Milroy send them back to their families for the winter. They fear for the health and well-being of their families in Roane County.