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There is a long report of the reunion of the Twenty-Fifty Michigan Infantry in the Holland City News, p. 4. It includes the list of visitors such as Governor J.J. Bagley and Senator Ferry, who both attended the event. At the program in the Public Square [now Centennial Park?], Mayor Van Landegend introduced Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, who "delivered a short address of greeting." The writer went on to say that, "His remarks were eminently appropriate to the occasion and were received with enthusiasm. He pictured the parting of the members of the regiment, that left our city in 1862, with the prayers and God speeds' of mothers, sisters, and wives; and after fervently thanking God for the results of the war, he earnestly hoped that the angel of Peace might swell with us in the future." The Honorable D.B.K. Van Raalte was also on the program.
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Heeg, Erica D., "There is a Long Report of the Reunion of the Twenty-Fifty Michigan Infantry in the Holland City News" (1875). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 246.