United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources; Letters; Diaries; Historical geography--Maps; Milroy family--Correspondence
This project makes accessible historically significant documents that were the property of Rensselaer resident Robert Huston Milroy who formed and led the volunteer G company of the 9th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. He later reached the rank...
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...
Letters; United States. Army--Appointments and retirements; Soldiers--Reassignment
Milroy writes to Mary that he is leaving soon for his headquarters in Tullahoma where he will defend the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. He has many Indiana regiments under him, including some Rensselaer and Delphi men.
Sabers; United States. Army--Ordnance and ordnance stores
A request from Governor Morton, requesting the return of nine cavalry sabres in the possession of Milroy and his troops. The request is written on State of Indiana, Executive Department letterhead, and was written from Indianapolis on May 28, 1861.