Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Emancipation Proclamation; United States. Army--Drill and tactics
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, describing his movements through the western Virginia mountains from late November until early January. He describes a few skirmishes they have along the way. He also makes reference to the Emancipation...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Jasper (Horse); Finances, Personal
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know he arrived safely in Louisville. He must wait there for Jasper before going on. He has encountered many acquaintances along the trip. He's sending Mary $800, which she and Cicero can use toward...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Finances, Personal; School
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that she received money that he sent. His next pay check should pay off the mortgage. She would like to visit him in Tennessee if it is safe. The children are in school but term is nearly up. Mary...
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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Guitar--Instruction and study; Fruit trees; Cows
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, writing to let him know she is taking guitar lessons. Their cow had a calf, and all their fruit trees have fruit on them - apples, pears, peaches and black plums.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Encouragement; Home life
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, offering encouragement and support after he was relieved of his command. She relates a conversation she had with Walter; she felt the Union should starve the rebels out, and that upset Walter.