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; 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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Indigestion; Home life
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, telling him of things at home and of the children. She is sorry to hear of his dyspepsia. She advises him to stop subscribing to the Washington and Wheeling papers, as they provide no additional information than...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Jasper (Horse); Home life; Finances, Personal
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary. She asks for more money when he can send it, as she wants to buy her winter's supply of wood. She received a letter from a friend who heard false reports that Milroy was crossing the Potomac.
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; Home life; Gooseberries--Harvesting; Milroy family--Correspondence
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, who reports on the activities of the family. They have harvested gooseberries. Some of Mary's family are visiting. The boys are in school. Ella is still taking music lessons.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Union troop movement; Finances, Personal; United States. Army--Inspection
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, enclosing money. He writes that he left Tullahoma for Murfreesboro where he and Van Cleve inspected the railroad. He continued on to Nashville, where it appears he will be staying for a while. He is temporarily...
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know he arrived safely in Tullahoma. Cicero did not pay some bills and a large sum of interest is now due. He may have someone else take over his finances if Cicero can't do the job. He writes of the...
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...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Typhoid fever; Speeches, addresses, etc.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of her recent trip to Delphi. A nephew in Delphi has typhoid fever, as does Dr. Grimes. Colfax came to speak in Rensselaer, but did not feel well. He did not speak as long as first thought he might.