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; 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.
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.
Letters; Military orders; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage
A letter Milroy sent to General Thomas regarding Mrs. Rutledge, the wife of a rebel officer. Milroy has seized the rent money for property that the rebel officer owned. He refers to the orders that give him the authority to do this.