Letter. Richard R. Barr, Camp near Richmond, Virginia to Rufus A. Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
At the time of writing, Richard Barr was a surgeon attached to the 34th North Carolina Infanty. He writes to Barrier, still awaiting exchange, informing him that he has received his recent letter and expressing the desire to meet at Richmond on Barrier's return to the army. He informs Barrier that, while the Union army is close, there is little prospect of a fight. Barr recounts an appearance by Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, who was in Richmond the previous day. Camp life is satisfactory, though there are "a good many privations to endure." He closes by giving the organizational details of his current regiment and asks to be remembered to Barrier's family and friends.