Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Headquarters 8th North Carolina Regiment, Richmond, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
"I have concluded to send my boy home about the 17th December so that he may bring me something for a Christmas dinner," begins Barrier. "Please save me all the butter and eggs you can." He details the feast he envisions. All is quiet where he is. His health continues to improve.