Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Greensboro, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier is in Greensboro on his way to Richmond County, North Carolina. He reports that he left the regiment some time ago and "joined the dead line" in Amherst County, Virginia. His detachment has accumulated 500 horses. Soon they will begin traveling to Richmond County; Barrier promises to write when he reaches his destination. He says he will send, by express, a pair of chickens to his mother as a gift.