Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862; United States. Army--Messes; Slavery--United States; Slaves--Emancipation--United States; Jasper (Horse); Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, describing his life in Virginia. He and his men are anxious to march and fight. He writes of escaped slaves coming to his troops for protection and shelter. He writes about the Virginia countryside and offers his...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Jasper (Horse); Fourth of July celebrations--Virginia--1862; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, discussing their family and his lack of mail. He writes about Fremont's failed strategies and the new general taking Fremont's place. He also writes of the land of Virginia - the wheat harvest is ripe but there's...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Milroy writes to Mary that his new orders have come and he is headed from Eastern Virginia to West Virginia. he states that he had pictures taken of himself but he can't get many copies because they are in such high demand.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, discussing various family and friends. Milroy writes of wanting to come home for a visit but feels duty bound to stay in Virginia. He also tells of getting people to take the oath of allegiance.