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...
Letters; United States. Army--Appointments and retirements; Soldiers--Reassignment
Milroy writes to Mary that he is leaving soon for his headquarters in Tullahoma where he will defend the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. He has many Indiana regiments under him, including some Rensselaer and Delphi men.
Letters; Milroy family--Correspondence; Guitar--Instruction and study; Fruit trees; Cows
A letter from Milroy's daughter, Ella, writing to let him know she is taking guitar lessons. Their cow had a calf, and all their fruit trees have fruit on them - apples, pears, peaches and black plums.