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Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: July 14, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003182
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: July 16 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: July 16 1863
Mark Flower Letter: July 16 1863

Head. Quarters Dist of Memphis
Memphis Tennessee. 16th July /63.
My Own devoted Emma.
I had Just
prepared an answer to your letter received
a day or two ago. _ and Just before mailing
the same your last dear good Kind
letter Came to hand Consequently I
Concluded. to not send it until I
Could answer both _
Dearest Loved
One. You Can see by the tone of my
other letter what a State my feelings
were in. But darling that last letter
like some healing balsam quieted my
nerves and placed my mind at Ease
and did my heart. Oh! so much
good.
Dear Emma you are Entitled
to my respect. My. Esteem _ My Love
Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863
Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863

Head Qrs. Dist. of Memphis
Memphis Tennessee
July 14.th 1863,
My Own Fondly Loved Emma
One sad
long, lonely, week. Seven long long
days. One Hundred and Sixty Eight
dreary hours that hung like months
have passed since I wrote to you
my other letter. How Sad I was dear
Girl my letter alone Explained –
Since writing that letter one
Hundred times. did I grab my
pen and begin a communication
toyou _ But Judgement said
write not again until You hear
from Emma. Your letter Just
Came and I commence an answer
How Strange that some people are
Mark Flower Letter: July 16 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: July 16 1863
Mark Flower Letter: July 16 1863

[Written sideways left-hand side of Scan 2]

You did right in attending the Ball at
New Buffalo _ Perfectly right _ The greater
portion of the day was Spent by me in firing
and loading a “32 Pounder”. on Fort
Pickering _ and when she was fired Treason
in Memphis trembled _ the City shook
too _ from Center to Circumferance
Mark
Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863
Mark Flower Letter: July 14 1863

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

Emma please answer this at your. very
Earliest Convenience _ Let us be frank
and honest with Each other _
From One that
Loves You Most dearly
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