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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben. Dirk has left for Chattanooga; Ben has rejoined his company. "I hope that Dirk may soon be home and that Abe may be re-elected by a large majority.... J. Oggel is also a partisan of McClellan but the soldiers are mostly all for Lincoln. Those who are for Mac dare not say anything about it."
Hd. A 25th Mich. Resaca, 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. 277.