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A letter to Mrs. A. C. Van Raalte from her son, Ben, who reported that "Yesterday we burned a large house, just like the Holland Academy. It was a beautiful fire and the boys enjoyed themselves." He gives her many details about the battle for Atlanta. No wonder she is worried about her sons' safety! "I received your package and letter and wish to thank you."

Date

7-28-1864

City

Camp 25th Mich. Near Atlanta, Ga.

Notes

Translated by Clarence Jalving; Transcribed and re-translated by Nella Kennedy, 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 Mrs. A. C. Van Raalte from Her Son, Ben

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