Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Milford Station, Fredericksburg Road, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier begins by assuring his father that all is well and that he and his regiment are comfortably situated near the abandoned Milford Station. He bids his father to come visit and asks him to bring something good to eat. He also asks for a water bucket and other things. He asks if his father has "found him a recruit yet," another man for the company, which would earn Barrier a furlough.