Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Oaths--United States; United States. Army--Drill and tactics; Emancipation Proclamation; Milroy, Mary--Travel preparations
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that "My will is absolute law" in Winchester. People needing supplies from Baltimore ask for passes and are denied unless they take the oath. He writes about the Emancipation Proclamation, and the local...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Winchester, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1863; African American domestics--Indiana--Rensselaer
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that she read of Milroy's retreat from Winchester and precarious situation in Harpers Ferry. She is anxious to hear of his safety. Ben has hired out with a neighbor for the year.
A letter to Milroy from General Schenck acknowledging previous letters from Milroy. Schenck is sending Milroy one cavalry regiment, which is all that can be spared. Schenck would like to give Milroy orders to "make a run up the valley," but his...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Boring; Silver mines and mining; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; Milroy, Waters & Co.
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, updating her on the status of their new oil venture. He has just returned from Atlanta where he saw first hand the destruction that took place there toward the end of the war.