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; Sick children; Boring; Lead mines and mining; Silver mines and mining; Oil wells; Milroy, Waters & Co.; Pygmies
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, asking about her and the children. He thinks it is time to start gauging where the children's future interest might lie. He writes of the oil wells and boring as well as their work at the lead mine. He has...
Letters; Voyages and travels; Milroy family--Correspondence; Tennessee--Description and travel
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, describing his trip to Georgia to meet with Sherman and Thomas. He talks about giving a speech to the 9th Indiana while in Georgia. He also describes the Tennessee countryside.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Finance, Personal
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, thanking him for the money he sent home. He should continue to send money when he can so she can pay off the mortgage. She also writes about family, the weather and the garden.
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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Typhoid fever; Speeches, addresses, etc.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of her recent trip to Delphi. A nephew in Delphi has typhoid fever, as does Dr. Grimes. Colfax came to speak in Rensselaer, but did not feel well. He did not speak as long as first thought he might.
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.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing of her trip to Lafayette to get her teeth fixed. While there, she was told that the Lafayette Journal reprinted the NY Times article about Milroy's retreat from Winchester. She went to the paper and...
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she received the Richmond and New York newspapers with accounts of his retreat from Winchester. Mary and many friends and relatives think Halleck should be removed from office.