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Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Spotsylvania, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Part of: Barrier Family Letters
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Part of the regiment, including Co. F, is currently on picket duty along the Rapidan, some 30 miles from camp. Barrier and Sgt. William D. Anthony have built a cabin with a tent ply roof and a chimney: "I should like to remain here awhile to enjoy the good of our labor." The regiment has seen some significant action over the previous month (in the Mine Run campaign), and suffered several casualties. Barrier himself was nearly captured. He concludes the letter with talk of his speculation in horses.