Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Infantry, James Island, Charleston, South Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier reports the "glorious intelligence" that the regiment is to move to Wilmington, North Carolina the following morning. He is likewise pleased at his father's report that the crops are coming in well, and that "my boys are getting along so well with my farm." He also goes on at some length about "the affair with Heilig and Lentz," who appear to hold him responsible for an article (of uncertain content) that appeared in the Raleigh newspaper Spirit of the Age.