Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp 1st North Carolina Cavalry, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier reports that his health is good and that his head is entirely well once more. Along with his letter Barrier includes a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, and two powder flasks, all gifts for people back home; the socks and shoes he does not need. He writes, "If you have not disposed of Hector, I want you to hold onto him for a while. My filly is still back on the dead line and I understand she is not doing very well." In closing, he wishes his family a happy new year.