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; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Winchester, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, va., 1863
A draft of a letter Milroy sent to President Lincoln, protesting the fact that his court of inquiry is not comprised of his peers (major generals) but instead by men of lower rank. He also complains about the fact that he cannot act as his own...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Jasper (Horse); Home life; Finances, Personal
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary. She asks for more money when he can send it, as she wants to buy her winter's supply of wood. She received a letter from a friend who heard false reports that Milroy was crossing the Potomac.
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.