Flowers to Emma: An American Civil War Love Story follows the journey of Mark Flowers, a Union soldier during the American Civil War, as he sent letters to his sweetheart, Emma Miller. This website also analyzes their relationship from the text in Mark's letters.
This website delves deeper into the Emma Miller Papers, a collection of letters owned by the Michigan State University Archives, by giving the user the chance to experience and understand the contents of the letters in a different way than by simply reading the letters.
Go to the About page for more information about what this website includes and why it was made.
Go to the Text Analysis page for a more profound understanding of the written relationship between Mark Flowers and Emma Miller during August 1862 to August 1864.
Go to the Neatline page to experience the journey of Mark Flowers through an interactive map as he travelled across America, writing letters to his sweetheart back in Michigan all the while.