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Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: August 17, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003191
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: August 17 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863

Head Qrs. Dist. of Memphis
Memphis Tenn. 17.th Aug. 1863.
Dear darling Emma
Your
last very Kind and loving letter
reached me in due time _ but
Some time since I have been
feeling very bad _ Darling I
would not say anything to
you of such things for I Know
it will make you feel badly
but you Know my Dear we promised
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863

to tell Each other every thing. and
we will keep our promise _
I was attacked by some Kind
of feaver butby Careful usage
I am Once more in the Office
filling my place _ and although
not entirely reCovered _ I expect
tobe Convalescent soon.
Oh! My Emma _ how I did
long tosee you as I lay in my
room burning with that sickness _
General Veatch was over to see
me the night I was “sickest”
_ and it seems I was delerious
and talked Continually of Emma.
So they say I am fairly Cornered
and might as well own up regarding
her which I am willing todo
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863

for no one can plague or
trouble me regarding those
I love. My mother left Aurora
Illinois the 10.th day of August
for Minnesota _ When she learned
that I Could not meet her She
was anxious to come and see me
but owing to the unhealthiness of
the Season I Could not for
one moment harbour such an
idea. However I gave her my
promise to use my best endevors
to see her sure before winter
and darling I intend doing
So too _ And dear Girl When
we meet I am sure we will
be the happiest of the happy _ Oh! if
I were only free today _ I would
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863
Mark Flower Letter: August 17 1863

see you before this letter reaches
you _ Darling Loved One
be very careful of your health
you are naturally delicate and
proper attention is necessary
in order to preserve it
Darling I am fealing
too bad to write any more
at present excuse it _ Yet accept
ten thousand Kisses _
Love to your Mother Respects to
Jon. &. family Every time.
I will write to you again
ere very long _
Please answer soon
I Remain
Your Own Loving
Mark
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