Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Troops, near Petersburg, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
After receiving Mr. Cook's delivery of his father's letter, Barrier writes back: "There is no way for me to get redress by military law for the reason that they have brought no charges against me. But I am satisfied since receiving the correspondence it shows how deceptive and mean men can be when they have the power." Barrier has borrowed the money he requested from his father from another man, Wily Bangle; Barrier asks his father to repay Bangle's wife. He asks for leather to sole his boots and reminds his father that he still wants the socks he wrote about previously.