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; Refugees--Southern States; Conferederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know that he sent more money home. He hopes she got it, unlike the last bit he sent. He talks of refugees, and his desire to offer them protection, but is not allowed to. The Confederate army was...
A letter to Milroy, presenting a long list of attempts that Colfax had tried to get Milroy an assignment. Once an assignment was finally awarded to Milroy, he immediately begins requesting a better assignment. Colfax is hurt by the ingratitude.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of the guerrilla fighting going on in Tullahoma. Many former slaves are coming to him for jobs or for help in finding family members. Milroy has delegated that job. He expresses his unhappiness with his...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Encouragement; Home life
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, offering encouragement and support after he was relieved of his command. She relates a conversation she had with Walter; she felt the Union should starve the rebels out, and that upset Walter.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; United States Military Academy
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, letting her know that he cannot think of coming home if there is a chance he might get an active duty position. He goes on to tell of his opinions toward Halleck and his actions during the war.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, in which he enclosed a Rebel newspaper that published some of his letters at Winchester. He writes that he thinks he's defeated Halleck by being cleared of blame by the President.