Letter. Rufus A. Barrier, Camp 8th North Carolina Troops, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Barrier writes to let his father know that he's arrived safely in Charleston and back on Sullivan's Island with his company. The enemy is fortifying Morris Island, but Barrier is confident that they will not take the city of Charleston: "General Beauregard is making James Island and Sullivan's Island a perfect Gibraltar. I feel perfectly satisfied as to the result of this siege." The enemy has been quiet since they were pushed back after the attack on Fort Sumter. Barrier intends to send a chest home containing packages from some of the other men in his company, all clearly marked, and requests that his mother save all the onions grown at Barrier's plantation for him: "We eat onions three times a day in camp."