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Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: January 7, 1863
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Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003159
Collection Number: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863

Head Quarters _
Grnl Hamilton.
La Grange Tenn
Jan 7th 1863
Dearest Darling Emma
Oh! darling
Emma could I but see you
this fine January afternoon as
I sit here in the Ad Jutant Genl.
Office _ what would I not give
But no Dearest. that pleas-
-ure is denied me and not
only that; but it seeme’s to me
I have not had one letter
from you in more than one month.
Tis time all comm-
-unication _ northward has been
cut off for some time back.
But, two days ago when
the first mail was brought
and when a hand full
was handed to me and
I eagerly searched among
them for One from my
Darling Emma _ and found
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863

it not. Who can portray
my disapointment. I can
assure you dearest I was
sad sad sad indeed.
and yet I did not blame
you for I presume you
have written _ and your
letters either fell into the
Enemies hands or were dis-
-troyed to prevent their obtain-
-ing them.
I have written six
letters my Dear girl to
you since receiving any ans
But they may have been dis-
-troyed as I fear yours
were.
But my Dear Promised
Darling Emma write to
often for I love you so
dearly My love increases
every hour. I will always
love you &. I only hope
you will love me in
return.
Since writing
last we have fallen
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863

back into Tennessee. It was
rendered neccessary by
Van Dorn’s raid into Holly
Springs. I wrote in a previo-
-us letter the particulars of
Charlie Goodwins impris-
-onment.
Since he left Holley
Springs I have heard nothing
from him. Frank is
improving is at the Marine
Hospital, Saint Louis,
We are
constantly expecting a battle
Our Cavalry are Constantly
scouring the Country.
Dearly Loved Emma
I have not time to write any
more this time _ As I am
on duty and only snatch
a moment. Rember dear
you are My Own Darling
Emma
Write to me very Soon
Love to your Mother also
Respects to John & family
I Remain Your Own
Mark
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863
Mark Flower Letter: January 7 1863

P.S. Dearest.
Excuse
all erors I only had five
minutes to write
Yours for ever
Mark
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