Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Infantry, South Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier thanks his mother and father profusely for the boxes of provisions they sent along, saying that they were quickly devoured, and much appreciated, by himself and his company. "I suppose you have heared," he writes, "All the particularrs of the fight at Fort Sumter and I think it useless for me to attempt to give you a description of the battle." Barrier asks his father what he thinks the prospects for peace are, and announces that he still believes the war will be over and he'll be home by 4 July. Barrier has "some fears" that his brigade will be ordered to Chattanooga, Tennessee, hopes that he'll instead be sent marching back toward North Carolina, but would rather be anywhere than where he is at present.