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
Milroy writes to Mary that his new orders have come and he is headed from Eastern Virginia to West Virginia. he states that he had pictures taken of himself but he can't get many copies because they are in such high demand.
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.