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; Skirmishing; United States. Army--Military life
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, to let her know how much he missed her after her recent visit. He sent a brigade toward Harrisonburg but had to order them back after being reprimanded by Halleck. He also offers details of a recent skirmish.
A letter to Milroy letting him know that 102 officers signed a petition on his behalf, which was sent to the President. Adams was arrested by Col. McReynolds in an attempt to keep him from signing the petition.
Letters; Delivery of goods; Political sentiment--Indiana--1863
Pierce was sent by Milroy to deliver goods. Pierce did not realize how long the errand would take and will not return as quickly as expected. The people of Indiana and Ohio apparently aren't as supportive of the war, as Pierce says "one half of...