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A letter to A. C. Van Raalte from his son, Ben, who reported that Dirk is now discharged. "It is quiet and peaceful here - quite a contrast from last summer and spring. Sherman's army has left for Richmond.... The death of the President is heavily mourned - that was a great loss."
Raleigh, N. C.
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Van Raalte, Ben; Jalving, Clarence; and Kennedy, Nella, "A Letter to A. C. Van Raalte from His Son, Ben" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 312.