Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, Camp Beauregard, near Ridgeway, North Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier writes that his regiment is soon to depart the camp for Virginia: "Three cheers went up for our Colonel, three for the Major, & three for our departure for Virginia." He requests that he be sent "two checked marsails shirts," saying that the shirts available in camp are badly made. He writes "for the first time, our regiment will be thrown together in one body (that is on horse). I think it will make quite a grand appearance." He refers to news of his brother's relapse into illness as conveyed "through a letter from Augustus to Wiley," noting that he hasn't heard from Rufus himself. He hopes that he can see his father and mother in the camp before their departure. He details various promotions and reorganizations in the regiment.