A letter to Milroy, presenting a long list of attempts that Colfax had tried to get Milroy an assignment. Once an assignment was finally awarded to Milroy, he immediately begins requesting a better assignment. Colfax is hurt by the ingratitude.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Real property--Ownership; Presidents--Election
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, asking his advice on selling a piece of property. The current tenants are using the house for kindling, so it would be better to sell it now. "Copperheads" are convincing returning soldiers that Lincoln is to...
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Encouragement; Home life
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, offering encouragement and support after he was relieved of his command. She relates a conversation she had with Walter; she felt the Union should starve the rebels out, and that upset Walter.
A letter from Milroy's wife, Mary, letting him know that she received the Richmond and New York newspapers with accounts of his retreat from Winchester. Mary and many friends and relatives think Halleck should be removed from office.