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...
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; 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.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Home life; Domestics--Indiana
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, writing of affairs at home. Her mother and Val have been ill. Ella fell while skating. Their hired girl ran off, leaving the work for Ella to do, although they have since hired another girl.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Finances, Personal; School
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, writing that she received money that he sent. His next pay check should pay off the mortgage. She would like to visit him in Tennessee if it is safe. The children are in school but term is nearly up. Mary...