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Dirk Van Raalte wrote his father, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in which he described the life and behavior of African Americans. Dirk described the kinds of wounds the men in his unit suffered. He also gave more details about the battle of Tebb's Bend. Dirk assisted in the medical care of the men.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Raalte, Dirk, "Dirk Van Raalte Wrote His Father, Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, in Which He Described the Life and Behavior of African Americans" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 182.