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Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: May 28, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003177
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: May 28 1863, Page: 1

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

Head Quarters Dist Memphis
May 28th 1863. Memphis Tenn.

My Own Fondly Loved One.

Your
dear good letter came safely
to me last evening and _ as
I read it over and over again
my heart seemed ready to burst
its bonds and fly to its le-
gitimate Keeper .
Some times
I wish my Emma was here
notwithstanding the uncertain =
-ties of war. Yet the climate
is too unhealthy for Northern
“Rose Buds” and I content
myself with the idea that you
are better situated where you
are than you could be
in an Enemies Country.
Oh! Darling One. The wound-
-ed are arriving from Vicksburg
poor suffering Martyrs in their
Countries Cause! Oh that I
Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863, Page: 2

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

could have had a hand
in that awful Ten days
Battle _
We have information
Official too. that the Country
for miles is lined with our
Killed and wounded _ and
yet the Battle rages with no
abated fury.
We have taken
nine Thousand prisoners
and over Seventy pieces
of Artillery _ The City is closely
besieged ~ and unless they
are Strongly reinforced _ and
attack our rear _ The City with
its strong deffences must fall
We are anxiously awaiting
results _ trusting to the valor
of Our troops ~ the Justice of
Our Cause _ and the beneficence
of a Just God.
Memphis since
my last letter ~ has been par-
-tially [invested?] by by Confederate
troops ~ but we have drove
them back in every instance
and are masters of our
Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863, Page: 3

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

position.
Why Darling Emma
how strange _ that you should
ask me if you should send
me Your picture _ Certainly I
want it very much _ You re-
=member I always immagine of
you were sad in the one
you gave me.
Dear Emma
I have no. doubt we Shall
meet ere the summer has
gone. Imagin we will
have a good time. there
is hardly a night passes
but I dream of you.
Dear Girl, Why did we not
learn to love each other sooner
_ it now seems very strange that
we could live five or six
months in the same town
and not enjoy each others
society. But we always were
congenial. I believe I loved
you when I was first intro-
-duced at Abdon Wilkinsons
Residence _ But I then
thought you Loved Henry

Mark Flower Letter: May 28 1863, Page: 4

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

position.
Why Darling Emma
how strange _ that you should
ask me if you should send
me Your picture _ Certainly I
want it very much _ You re-
=member I always immagine of
you were sad in the one
you gave me.
Dear Emma
I have no. doubt we Shall
meet ere the summer has
gone. Imagin we will
have a good time. there
is hardly a night passes
but I dream of you.
Dear Girl, Why did we not
learn to love each other sooner
_ it now seems very strange that
we could live five or six
months in the same town
and not enjoy each others
society. But we always were
congenial. I believe I loved
you when I was first intro-
-duced at Abdon Wilkinsons
Residence _ But I then
thought you Loved Henry

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