Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Headquarters 8th North Carolina Regiment, Petersburg, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier opens by reiterating part of his last letter: he has sent his slave home to Mt. Pleasant to procure either a horse, if one is available, or quantities of vegetables, chickens, and flour, as well as other items for use by Barrier or for reselling in camp. He sends along money as well, to repay some debts he has incurred. He is glad to have heard that Mt. Pleasant went for Zebulon Vance in the North Carolina gubernatorial election. He asks as well for some of his sister's berries, which she "bragged about" in her last letter to him.