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Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863

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Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: November 12, 1863
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Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003201
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 12 1863, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863

Head Quarters Dist. ofMemphiS
Memphis Tenn. Nov. 12.th 1863,
My Own darling Emma,
Your truely
dear letter Came to my hand yester-
-day _ My labors in the Office for
today are finished _ but before retiring
to rest I must answer your dear
letter, and write also tomy dear
Mother in Minnesota_
So long a
time had Elapsed since hearing
from you my pet _ that I had began
to worry on your account _ I feared
you were ill _ but the noble letter
penned by your hand dispelled such
fears and tonight I am once more
myself.
Last evening I went to the Thea-
-tre to see the new & celebrated Irish
Drama _ “Rory O. Moore” – I was much
pleased with it _ but as I Saw other
Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863

Genls _ Officers, and Clerks of the
differant _ Departments – with their wives
and Sweet-hearts _ (Some of them Southern
girls) Come into the Theatre _ I
felt sad indeed _ for I thoughtof
you dear Emma _ and Oh! how I
wished you were only with me _ and
were it not for the probibility of
Our moving or my returning tomy
Company you could be _
But I am yet a soldier
and subject tothe orders ofmy
superiors _ and I Know not one day
Where I may be the next.
General Grant has issued an
Order returning all men totheir
Regiments who are on detached
service _ outside of their Army Corps
I am not only outside of the A.C.
towhich I belong _ but am also
outside of the Department in which
my Company is doing duty _
General Veatch is making every
exertion in his power to Keep me
Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863, Page: 4

Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863
Mark Flower Letter: November 12 1863

for coming to a conclusion on that
point _
My dear One _ I was envited this
evening toa Private Southern Party given
by a Southern girl by the name of Hardwick
She was extremely anxious your humble
servt. should attend _ But as theboys say
I could’nt see the point. I preferred
staying in the Office and writing to
you _ My friend Snow is first
rate _ He sends his respects toyou.
There has been troops arriving
all day from the South _ forwhat
purpose I am sworn not totell _
But if things are not changed
materially in Tennessee soon look
outfor another terrible battle _
Sweet Emma write tome soon.
Give my love toyour Mother
also _ respects to Jon. &family &Mr
Ames &.wife – and other friends
if Ihave any which I must
sayIbegin todoubt _
You know you always have my
love I Remain
Everyoursloving
Mark
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