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; Milroy, Mary--Travel preparations; Military promotions; United States. Army--Drill and tactics; Emancipation Proclamation
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, asking if she has decided to come see him. The President has nominated him for the promotion of Major General, over the objections of Halleck. Halleck had received reports from Jeff Davis that Milroy was not...
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, thanking her for the letters from the children. He talks of finances, as well as a secret deal with his brother to buy land containing oil. He was given a sword by the people of Shelbyville and Bedford County. ...
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, letting him know that Brucey fell off the roof and broke his collarbone. Also includes a brief letter from Mary letting Milroy know that Cicero was arrested for stealing letters from the Post Office.
Letters; Home life; Gooseberries--Harvesting; Milroy family--Correspondence
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, who reports on the activities of the family. They have harvested gooseberries. Some of Mary's family are visiting. The boys are in school. Ella is still taking music lessons.
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.
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.