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; Home life; Sick children; Bounties--Confederate States of America
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, who writes that she just read in a newspaper that there is a price on Milroy's head. She describes the children's reactions to this news. The children are ill and Mary herself isn't feeling well.
A letter to Milroy from General Schenck acknowledging previous letters from Milroy. Schenck is sending Milroy one cavalry regiment, which is all that can be spared. Schenck would like to give Milroy orders to "make a run up the valley," but his...
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.