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De Hollander also published a report on the reunion of the 25th Michigan Regiment that took place in Holland. It was a lengthy report. The reunion was opened with prayer by Dr. Philip Phelps, Jr. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte made his address. "He encouraged the soldiers to take up their arms for more worthy battles than the one in which they had served, namely to fight under the banner of King Jesus for truth and justice." In the "Hall," 400 guests were served dinner. Eight toasts were given.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Simone Kennedy, 2003.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in the Holland Museum.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the Holland Museum.

De Hollander Also Published a Report on the Reunion of the 25th Michigan Regiment That Took Place in Holland