Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Regiment, Darbytown Road near Richmond, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier reports that he is well and that his horse is well. He reiterates his Christmas dinner requests from the previous letter. He reports that there is widespread happiness about the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in the north: "Every soldier seems to be more determined to fight to the death since the election than they were before." All is quiet where he is, and their position is well-fortified and well-provisioned for the time. He asks for money from home, as he has over $500 due him that he is unable to collect until after the 1st of January.