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.
A letter to Milroy from General Schenck acknowledging previous letters from Milroy. Schenck is sending Milroy one cavalry regiment, which is all that can be spared. Schenck would like to give Milroy orders to "make a run up the valley," but his...
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she is making preparations to come visit him, but is awaiting a pass and directions. She also writes of the man, Tatman, who stole money from them.