Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp Whiting, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
The regiment is now in winter quarters at Camp Whiting. Barrier writes that he never did receive the box his father packed for him, but he did receive his boots. He confirms for his father the death of Sergeant W. M. Brown, a member of Barrier's company: "He fell a martyr to freedom battling for his country's rights." The rest of Co. H is in "tolerable" health: "My men have all been vaccinated; some of them have pretty sore arms." He reports that there is "great military movement on hand in North Carolina," that the "next great battle" will be fought in the state. He details the fortifications of their current position.