Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863


Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: May 28, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003176
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: May 28 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863
Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863

Dear Emma.
I send you
a specamine “Pass” _ issued from
our Office, and which every one
has to have that pass through
our lines _ or by Guards.

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863
Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863

[1863, May 28]
good any where, and any
Dear One. You say
that “you write every week _
and that I should receive
letters from you that often _
In answer I would say.
for the past month your
letters have been very regular _
But previous to that time. they
were rather irregular _
But Dear
Emma _ your letters from
me would answer that ques=
-tion. for they are all an=
-swered as soon as received.
We are somewhat expect=
-ing to move with our. division
to Vicksburg soon _ every thing
is in readiness _ It depends
however upon the fortunes of
war _ if Genl Grant is repul-s
sed we will very probibly
reinforce him for Vicksburg
must Come this [pull?].
No Dear Emma I have not
been feeling very well for
some time but I imagin

[Written sideways on left-hand side of Scan 1]

Love to [Jon?]. &. family _ and tell your
Mother I often think of our social chats _ that
still remain fresh to my mind. Tree-Thousand Kisses _

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863
Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863

it is naught but “Laziness.” I am
doing well – and eating very reg=
-ular “rations” and more too [remainder of line illegible in original]
My hand trembles this morning
and Imagine you will excuse the
poor writing.
I received letters
from Minnesota yesterday
Mother visits Aurora in June. two
of my Sisters will most likely ac=
-company her. She intends making
a “Grand Tour” _ I presume will go
to Ohio and perhaps New York, before
returning to Minn. She says if
I Cannot procure a Leave of Absence,
she will come and see me _ but
of course I would never consent to
any thing of the kind – as it is
, and will be very unhealthy at
that Season of the Year.
Dear _ dear, Emma be very Care-
-ful of your health _ I want to Kiss
“red” cheeks when I see you.
I would like to see you and
your Mother very much –
Write to me very soon,
I. Remain
“Your Own” –
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