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Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: November 4, 1863
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003200
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: November 4 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863

Head Qrs. Dist. ofMemphiS
Memphis Sun Nov. 4th 1863,
My Own Darling Emma –
Oh! Emma
no letter from you this morning to
cheer me _ I was Certain I Should
have a letter today without doubt
What does it mean _ Is My Pet.
Sick _ or what reasons Can I assign
for your silance _ Well dearest
I will not complain for I have
no doubt there is some good reason
for my not receiving a letter
from you today _
I Know you are true to
me – I cannot _ &will not doubt
you for one moment _ when I
was with you only a short
time ago from every glance
I Could plainly see the deep ex-
-pression ofyour love – I am
sure you are true and I can
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863

but say I am proud of the affec-
-tions of one so pure and good
Some times dear One I think I
am not halfgood Enough for
you _ that maybe I could not make
you happy - yet if we loved deeply
(And I Know we do.) no matter if the
Entire world Condemed we would
Still be happy in Ourselves –
Oh! My darling _ it did seem
to me that my brief visit with
you was to small tosatisfy _ well
it did not fully satisfy me – but
yet they were Sweet hours tome
and you too _ were they not dear
I have snatched a moment
from my business hours towrite
and as I pen these lines there
are eight or ten persons waiting
on me _ Some are desireous
of obtaning transportation – some
wish toreport some detachments
Some want Provisions Returns
approval _ and sundry other
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863

wants to numerous to men-
-tion _ Sometimes they will
interrupt me – and you Should
see me frown _ (All made but
very necessary ) and ask them
if they hav’ent got any sense
or if they cant see that my time
is occupied – etc etc etc
We have had quite a fight
out a little way from here
on the Rail Road at Collier-
-ville (where Cousin D. is -) I
have heard nothing from him
yet but trust he is safe _ Our
Arms were victorious _ under the
command of our gallant Col
Hotch _ He is a trump
Darling Enclosed you
will find the Photograph
of my intimate friend Snow
U.S. ChiefofDetectives of this
Dist.
DearGirl write to me
soon – remember I am
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 4 1863

ever anxious tohear from you _
Give my best Love toyour Mother
Best Respects to Jon & family
and Ex cuse the writing remember-
-ing _ that I have been interrupted
some fifteen Hundred times
by thesefellows who are wait-
ing
Good Bye darling
Your Own
Loving
Mark
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