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Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: February 16, 1863
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Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003164
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: February 16 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863
Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863

Office Commissary of Subsistence
Memphis, Tenn., February 16th 1863.
My Own Darling Emma,
Why I receive no
letters from you recently is more than I
can account for.
Dear One. I can certi-
-fy to one fact and that is that I
have written _ Two letters that no answers
have been received to. Why is this? Why
dont I hear from my Emma? these are
questions I find myself asking quite
frequently of late: but no answer can
I give that satisfied myself.
But dear
One you complained of not being very
well in your last letter , and I fear
you are sick: Conseiquently I worry
considerably on your account. however
I hope soon to hear from you
and to learn all’s well.
Some time
since I received news that by a Gen-
eral Order from General Hamilton
I was detailed from my Company &.
transfered to this Department as a
Clerk: I am to receive Extra pay etc.
Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863
Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863

I consider myself extremely lucky
I am very busy most of the time
_ in fact I hardly get time to write to
any of my friends _
The time I am de-
voting to this letter My Books needs
But there is no consideration
that will induce me to neglect my
Emma.
There is a report that we are
to go down the River _ But my oppin-
ion is we shall remain here for
some time to come.
I have not heard
from FranK Goodwin very recently
Last advices he was. at St
Louis, much improved in health
Oh! My promised Emma
This beautiful afternoon what would
I not Give to see you.
Perhapse I
Can see you some time the
Comming summer for, Some
One of us clerks will have to go to
Saint Louis &. Chicago in the Course
of two or three months _ Who Knows
but I may be the luckey Boy.
We shall see, We shall see.
Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863
Mark Flower Letter: February 16 1863

Excuse the Brevity of this letter
The Steam Boat “Polar Star”
lies at the Wharf _ waiting for her
Invoice of Commissary Stores
preparetory to Going down the
River to Vixburg
I must Close
business Calls me. Love to your
Mother Respects to Mr. Gowdy also
to John &. family.
I Remain,
Your Own Promised
Mark

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