A draft of a letter sent to Adjutant General's office, summarizing Milroy's military career and asking for reinstatement of duties. Accompanying this letter is a letter from Major Gordon, also outlining his military efforts during the war.
A letter to Milroy, expressing support. Alexander states that public opinion in Ohio is swinging to Milroy's side. "Butternutism" is on the decline in Ohio. Alexander rejoices in the Emancipation Proclamation.
A ltter from Mary Milroy's brother, Valerius Armitage, to Milroy. Valerius writes of living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the state of things there. He also writes his reaction to a false news report that Milroy was killed in battle.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects
A letter from Josephus Drummond of the 9th Virginia Infantry, requesting that Milroy send them back to their families for the winter. They fear for the health and well-being of their families in Roane County.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; African American domestics--Indiana--Rensselaer; United States. Army--Recruiting and enlistment; Jasper (Horse)
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that a new batch of local recruits are about to leave. Ben has been thinking about going too. News of a bloody battle between Sigel and Jackson leaves Mary anxious for news of her husband. Moody (of the...
In 1903, Chesterton dedicated its first town hall, seen above in the center of this photograph taken at the intersection of Broadway and Calumet. The basement was used for storage and as a jail. The first floor housed the horse-drawn fire engine,...
Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Army--Military life
Medford is in Germany but would like to be back home. Dorothy sent him cookies, cake, and candy which he enjoyed. He talks about how the families are doing. He hasn't heard from his girl friend so he thinks she has left him. This letter is part of...