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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben. He begins by saying that "Since we were paid today I will write a letter and enclose some money.... It has now been since the 7th of May that we have heard shooting every day with bullets whistling past our ears. When one thinks about it then it is surprising that anyone should still be alive with so much lead flying about...Encl. $40.00."
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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. 256.