Letters; Bank drafts; Debt; United States. Army--Drill and tactics; Milroy family--Correspondence
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, enclosing two bank drafts with instructions on cashing them. He gives details of a debt that needs to be paid to someone in Monticello. He gives details of a skirmish between his men and the rebels.
A note from Milroy's son, Val, writing about things at home. He asks that if Milroy comes home, please bring Jasper. Mary also writes letting him know that she hasn't been well, but hopes to be back on her feet soon.
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 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 from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that Val had a spasm and luckily Mr. James was there and could help. She writes that they've ridden in the new buggy and plan to get two ponies to pull it. She writes of various friends and neighbors. ...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Real property--Ownership; Presidents--Election
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, asking his advice on selling a piece of property. The current tenants are using the house for kindling, so it would be better to sell it now. "Copperheads" are convincing returning soldiers that Lincoln is to...
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.