Mark Flower Letter: August 27 1864


Creator: Mark Flower
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: August 27, 1864
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A003217
Collection Number: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Language: English
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Relation: c00005 – Emma Miller Papers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864, Page: 1

Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864
Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864

Head-Quarters 1st Brigade Enrolled Militia,
District of Memphis,
Memphis, Tenn., Aug 27.th 1864.
Dear Friend Emma.
Your letter
came to hand some days ago
and I would have answered your
letter Ere this time _ But Genl. Forrest
made his famous raid into Memphis
and turned matters upside down generally
,and we have only recovered from
the effects _
Emma God Knows from the
inner most resources ofmy heart. I pitty
you _ I never felt so bad over any
thing in my life _ and I do Condemn
myself in the very strongest terms
although I may not be as bad as
you thinK me _ For I Truely
Swear by my life &my hope of Heaven
I never intended towin your love
to trample upon it _ I Know you
are a good girl _ far toogood for
me _ and I Expect you will always
Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864, Page: 2

Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864
Mark Flower Letter: August 27, 1864

Condemn me in the strongest terms &.
perhaps look upon me as a false
hearted untrue _ unprincipled man _ but
I ask ofyou not to think too bad of
me _ for intentionally I would not injure
you in the slightest manner.
Sometimes I think &. feel that my
mission upon this Earth has been
to heedlessly injure those who Come
in Contact with me _
Dear Emma when I read your
last letter I wept for you Earnestly
my sympathy was excited (for I have the
highest regard for you as a noble hearted
girl) and my prayers are now for
you _ that you may forgive me &.
that God may overlook &. forgive the part
I have played in this unfortunate
programme _
Dear Emma _ do you think
Every thing Considered _ that I had
better try and visit you this fall?
If so I will do it _ for I am resolved
that you shall Know that I am
Mark Flower Letter: August 27 1864, Page: 3

Mark Flower Letter: August 27 1864
Mark Flower Letter: August 27 1864

not dishonorable _
Please answer this
Communication as Early as possible
Good Bye Emma _ may God bless
&. comfort you
I am yet your friend
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