Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Skirmishing; United States. Army--Military life
A letter to Milroy's wife, Mary, to let her know how much he missed her after her recent visit. He sent a brigade toward Harrisonburg but had to order them back after being reprimanded by Halleck. He also offers details of a recent skirmish.
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.
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, letting him know that Brucey fell off the roof and broke his collarbone. Also includes a brief letter from Mary letting Milroy know that Cicero was arrested for stealing letters from the Post Office.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that Val has been ill. The other children have started back to school. Ben is working for someone else, as Mary has only enough work for a girl, but not both the girl and Ben.
Military orders; Letters; Guerrillas; Self-defense
A letter from Milroy to Rousseau, through Polk. Milroy ordered citizens of Franklin County, Tennessee to form Home Guard units to defend themselves from guerrillas. His orders were overturned, and his letter states his reasonings behind the...