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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben. Apparently A.C.V.R. got as far down as Nashville and then could not go farther and so returned home. "When we wrote you we had no idea that you would not be permitted to go beyond Nashville." Dirk hopes to get a furlough to come home.
Gen. Hospital 23rd A.C. Marietta, 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. 271.