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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben, who reported that "We are now about two miles from Atlanta - we can see the city well by climbing trees but that is dangerous with so many bullets flying through the air....The ground is sandy here but heavily wooded. It looks like the road to Grand Haven."
Camp 25th Mich. Near Atlanta, 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. 244.