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Mark Flower Letter: August 25, 1862

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: August 25, 1862
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003140
Collection Number: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Language: English
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Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862
Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862

Office of C.B. & Q R.R.
th
Aurora Aug 25, / 62
Dear Darling Emma.
I am
Somewhat disapointed for I
have Just Come from the
Post Office where I Expected to
receive a letter from my dear
Emma.
But dearest I will be
reasonable for I presume you
have some good Excuse.
Oh! Dear
One you can hardly imagine
how I long to see you to Kiss
those lips and listen to your
honest sincere, and affectionate
remarks _
Dear Emma I will
tell you why I was so anxious
to hear from you to day. Tomorow
morning at Six O.clock we all start
for “Corrinth” or beyond that place
Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862
Mark Flower Letter: August 25 1862

Oh Emma dear Girl I tried
Every way in my power to
visit you before going South
but all to no avail for I
could not do it. I could
go before Enlisting. and after
that I could not procure
a Furlough.
Dearest will
you write to me as soon
as you receive _ this
My address
will be Co A. Cavelery 36th.
Illinois Regiment. Care of
Capt Jenks. Via Cairo
The Boy’s all send best
of Respects to youself and
Mother.
Darling I have not
time to write more at pres-
ent for I have much to
do to get ready.
I Remain
Your own Lover
Mark

[Written sideways on left-hand side of Scan 2]

Excuse writing for I am in
an “awful” hurry – From One who
Loves You

[Written on a slant toward bottom of Scan 2]

Love to your
Mother
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