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...
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.
A letter from Mary's brother, Val, who writes about newspaper accounts of her visit to Winchester. He writes about Milroy's retreat from Winchester, and Halleck's intention to crush Milroy for it. He also writes of Morgan's raid into Indiana.
Communications, Military; Military administration; United States. Army--Management; Officers--Selection and appointment
A letter from Milroy to Major General Sigel, regarding the formation of divisions within Sigel's corps. Milroy is requesting placement so that he reports to someone with the rank of Major General instead of a Brigadier General, which is Milroy's...