Letter. Daniel M. Moose, Camp near Orange Court House, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Moose writes his father-in-law to let him know he is doing well. The regiment (5th North Carolina Infantry) is recruiting, he says, and will soon have about half as many men as it did going into the battle of Gettysburg. "There is a great deal of talking," he says, "amongst the soldiers about going back into the union and most everthing else excepting fighting, they do not believe in fighting anymore. I did not believe in fighting in the beginning but now I am in strong for I expect that we are a ruined people anyway so I want to be conquered or gain some kind of a government." Moose mentions that he hasn't received a letter in three months, and wishes that someone would write him. Moose was married to Anna Barrier, sister of William Lafayette and Rufus.