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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."

Date

7-21-1864

City

Camp 25th Mich. Near Atlanta, Ga.

Notes

Translated by Clarence Jalving; Transcribed and re-translated by Nella Kennedy Dec., 2008.

Description of the document and reference to the National Archives of the Netherlands by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Source

The original documents are held in the National Archives of the Netherlands.

Rights

This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the National Archives of the Netherlands.

A Letter to A. C. Van Raalte from His Son, Ben

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