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Collection - Emma Miller Papers (c.00005)

This collection consists of Civil War letters received by Emma Miller of Chickaming, Michigan, primarily from her fiancé Captain Mark D. Flower. Flower served at the headquarters of the District of Memphis, Army of the Tennessee. In his letters, he describes headquarters routine, camp life, and the battle of Luka, Mississippi. Flower initially mustered into the Company C of the 7th Illinois Infantry. When his term ended, he hoped to enlist in the Navy but ended up in Company A of the 36th Illinois Cavalry. This unit merged into Company I of the 15th Illinois Cavalry where her served until January 1865. He transferred to Company M of the Illinois 10th Cavalry until mustering out on June 5, 1865.

For a deeper dive into this collection, visit Flowers to Emma, An American Civil War Love Story  . This site describes text analysis done on the letters and provides a map of Mark Flowers location when writing his letters to Emma Miller.
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