Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Asheville, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier describes his arrival at and early days in camp; most everyone is in good health and good spirits. He comments on the "two sermons preached us on Sunday," one in camp, one in the town of Ashville itself, saying "our camp appears more like a religious than a military camp." He describes the organization of his company, which has been divided into six squads; he has been elected drillmaster of the first squad.