Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp four miles north of Culpeper Court House, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Writing nearly four months after the previous letter, Barrier notes that he is just arrived back at camp. His neck is sore but improving, and his head is nearly healed; "I think that I will be all right in a few days more." Most of Co. F is currently out hunting down deserters. Barrier reports that Brig. Gen. James B. Gordon is now in command of the brigade, and Maj. Rufus Barringer is in command of the regiment. Most of Lee's army, says Barrier, is camped around Brandy Station, where "they are getting plenty to eat and but little to do." Barrier writes that Meade's headquarters is about twenty miles away, at Warrenton Junction, and that he has been "ordered to pursue Lee and attack him wherever he finds him." However, says Barrier, "His pursuit is very slow and I think the attack is far distant." Barrier concludes with a report on probable promotions within the regiment.