Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Troops, near Petersburg, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier expresses his concern about news of pro-Union sentiment in North Carolina: "I understand from letters written home that there is a great union feeling exisiting in our noble county. That feeling is becoming so great that men even dare to advocate reconstruction boldly." He writes angrily and at length about William Woods Holden, owner and editor of the "damnable traitorous"