Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Domestics--Indiana--Rensselaer
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of the children. The servant girl has left, leaving Mary without help. She and the children are excited about the possibility of going to see Milroy in the field.
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; 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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Finance, Personal
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, thanking him for the money he sent home. He should continue to send money when he can so she can pay off the mortgage. She also writes about family, the weather and the garden.
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.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that their new buggy will be finished in a couple of weeks. Val took Mary, Walter and Mary's step-mother for a buggy ride. Val and Walter are going to singing school.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of her trip to Lafayette to get her teeth fixed. While there, she was told that the Lafayette Journal reprinted the NY Times article about Milroy's retreat from Winchester. She went to the paper and...