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Benjamin Van Raalte kept in close touch with his family. In this letter to his father, Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte, he gives details about camp life but he also inquires about his father's business affairs. He offers his advice. Ben seems to have good business sense. His description about Kentucky, camp life, and Confederates make for interesting reading.
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Van Raalte, Ben; Jalving, Clarence; and Kennedy, Nella, "Letter from Ben Van Raalte to A. C. Van Raalte" (1862). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 144.