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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben, who wrote that "The temperature is very high at present....Well, we are beginning to get closer to Atlanta....Our company now has 65 members, that is, enlisted men....P.S. What do the colony rebels think of the war now? Doesburg seems to have a poor opinion of it. Poor fellow---he talks about our basswood soldiers. I get very few letters but will write as often as I can."
In the field - Chattahoochee, Ga.
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Van Raalte, Ben; Jalving, Clarence; and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter to A. C. Van Raalte from His Son, Ben" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 240.