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Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: October 29, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003199
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: October 29 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863
Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863

Head Qrs. Dist.ofMemphiS
Memphis Tenn Oct 29th 1863.
Darling
Your very
dear letter came to hand a few
moments since and I “Cannot rest”
until it is answered _ Oh! My
Own dear girl _ You alone Can
Judge of the true pleasure experianced
by me when your letters are received
None but those who love deeply
can Express, or understand the sens=
ation _ [Can?] they darling _
Last Evening I was at
the Theatre _ The Play _ was “Ingomar _
I think One of Bulwens works _ Oh!
Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863
Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863

that you might have been with me
tofully appreciate _ and see as though
in reality _ how much acouple
who are possessed of Noble Qualities
will do for Each Other _ and es-
pecially under adverse Circumstances
“Two Souls with but a single thought”
“Two hearts that beat as One”
When I witness family Contentions
and disturbances I am at once
Satisfied that deep, honest, true Love
never prompted their marriage _
Because _ where love Exists it
must be on very severe grounds
that Quarrels Can be gotten up _
Deloss nor Fannie have made
but little progress toward a recon-
-ciliation _ I think there arrangements
are nearly Closed up _ and I
am sorry for he loved her and
I am sure She did him to
some extent.
Charlie Goodwin has been stay-
-ing with me for several days
Mark Flower Letter: October 29, 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: October 29, 1863
Mark Flower Letter: October 29, 1863

We had splendid good times sure _
Charlie enquired all about you
He left this morning for Texas
where he expects to find the Company.
some times I feel like going my-
-self all though I am very ples-
-antly Situated where I am – and
my profits are considerable great-
-er where I am _ But I have
enjoyed myself so much in the Company
_ and there is so much greater field
for adventure before the Enemy _
I have only had One letter from
my People since leaving them _
Dear Emma you must not doubt
my affections _ You must always
Conclude Mark has some good
reason for not writing _ when
the time overruns _
My health is first rate
as long as I feel as well
as now I Shall not Complain
But I worry on your account
very Often _ You are rather feeble
Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863
Mark Flower Letter: October 29 1863


and great Care is necessary
in order toguard against some-
-thing that might prove of avery
serious characer _ You Know
your Mark always wants his
Emma looking bright and
well –
I am now very busy
with Reports – and must
close. Write to mevery often
darling _ Give my love to
your Mother Remember
me very Kindly to John &
family –
I still Remain
Your Own loving
“Mark”

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