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A letter to Mrs. A. C. Van Raalte from her son, Ben, who said that "Some people and newspapers seem to think that we are not making rapid enough progress. They should be here for a while and they would be talking differently. Not a foot of advance is made without heavy fighting and it is not very pleasant to fight continuously. The same diet becomes monotonous. Not that the old soldiers are complaining - on the contrary, they know that perserverance is necessary. But that criticism from home isn't very pleasant to hear."
In front of Atlanta, Ga., near the Macon Railroad
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Van Raalte, Ben; Jalving, Clarence; and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter to Mrs. A. C. Van Raalte from Her Son, Ben" (1864). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 253.