Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects
A letter from Josephus Drummond of the 9th Virginia Infantry, requesting that Milroy send them back to their families for the winter. They fear for the health and well-being of their families in Roane County.
Communications, Military; Telegraph lines; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Kelley instructs Milroy to keep a tight control over his troops, to prevent looting and destruction of property. He also asks that Milroy repair the telegraph line between Petersburg and Romney, West Virginia.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862; Communications, Military
The first page is from Milroy to Kelley, stating his thoughts on the whereabouts of Stonewall Jackson, and Milroy's movements as a consequence. The second page is from Milroy to Kelley, complaining of his impatience, and speculating on the...
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...