Military orders; Letters; Guerrillas; Self-defense
A letter from Milroy to Rousseau, through Polk. Milroy ordered citizens of Franklin County, Tennessee to form Home Guard units to defend themselves from guerrillas. His orders were overturned, and his letter states his reasonings behind the...
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that their new buggy will be finished in a couple of weeks. Val took Mary, Walter and Mary's step-mother for a buggy ride. Val and Walter are going to singing school.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Postal service; Elections; Home economics--Equipment and supplies
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that she is pleased that Colfax was re-elected. She attended a lecture given by someone who had been with Milroy in Virginia. She reports about their winter supplies as well as the activities of some...
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.