Milroy family--Correspondence; United States. Army--Military life
A letter from Milroy to his wife, Mary. He writes to his children, Ella, Val and Walter in the first part of the letter. He writes to Mary about the conditions of the area. He also writes of a skirmish between some men he sent to scout and the...
Communications, Military; Telegraph lines; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Kelley instructs Milroy to keep a tight control over his troops, to prevent looting and destruction of property. He also asks that Milroy repair the telegraph line between Petersburg and Romney, West Virginia.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, lamenting the fact that he is in the mountains of Virginia with a meager number of troops. He has briefly visited with the 9th while they were at Philippi, before being ordered to Romney.
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...