United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources; Letters; Diaries; Historical geography--Maps; Milroy family--Correspondence
This project makes accessible historically significant documents that were the property of Rensselaer resident Robert Huston Milroy who formed and led the volunteer G company of the 9th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. He later reached the rank...
Letters; United States. Army--Appointments and retirements; Soldiers--Reassignment
Milroy writes to Mary that he is leaving soon for his headquarters in Tullahoma where he will defend the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. He has many Indiana regiments under him, including some Rensselaer and Delphi men.
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.