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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Emancipation Proclamation; United States. Army--Drill and tactics
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, describing his movements through the western Virginia mountains from late November until early January. He describes a few skirmishes they have along the way. He also makes reference to the Emancipation...
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.
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...