Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp Beauregard, near Ridgeway, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier writes first of the general health of his camp, noting that there is only some sickness and that one man is expected to die. He then refers to his father's (apparently recent) visit to the camp, noting that "since you were here we have been getting along as well if not better than before," and urging him not to believe any news to the contrary. He notes too that his Uncle David is visiting and promises to send back with his uncle his measurements for a new pair of boots and a new overcoat. He asks also that his mother send him two pairs of socks, some mending yarn, and a few goose quills. The last page details the author's measurements.