Cornelius Van Houten correspondence, 1865.

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Van Houten, Cornelius. Cornelius Van Houten correspondence, 1865.

Cornelius Van Houten correspondence, 1865.

ALS (1865 April 27) written by Van Houten while serving with the 1st New Jersey Light Artillery to his father, Ralph Van Houten, pertaining to political affairs at the close of the Civil War. Van Houten discusses the surrenders of Joseph E. Johnston and Robert E. Lee, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, punishment for Jefferson Davis, and other military and political leaders. Also includes a partial letter, a memorandum listing several men of his unit, and several covers.

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