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...
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; 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; Apples; Home life
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she arrived safely home after seeing him in Logansport. She stopped to see a few family and friends before heading home. It is quite cold out and the apples are likely frozen.