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Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Kinston, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Part of: Barrier Family Letters
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Though dated 2 October 1862, this letter was certainly written some three weeks after the previous one, probably on 2 November. Barrier hasn't heard from his father since last he wrote him in September. As he writes, he's just returned from twenty days on a picket post on Core Creek Bridge, 18 miles from New Bern. He saw no action. He asks after his brother and brother-in-law, and requests that his father obtain him "a negro boy" as a servant. He and his company are in good health.