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; 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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, lamenting the fact that he is in the mountains of Virginia with a meager number of troops. He has briefly visited with the 9th while they were at Philippi, before being ordered to Romney.
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.