Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier reports receiving both of his father's recent letters, one by courier and one by mail. Things have been "lively," he says, sharing that there were two false alarms recently: "We had to go back to bed without a fight. I tell you there is no fun in being routed out of a warm bed to fight the yankes and then be disappointed." He stands confident in the island's fortifications against any force. He is in good health, and so is his company. He passes along Lieutenant McAlister's regards.