Letter. William Lafayette Barrier, 12 miles southeast of Orange Court House, Virginia, to Mathias Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina
Since Barrier's last letter he and the regiment have been on the move, as the army has fallen back across the Rapidan River. Sgt. William Fitzgerald of Co. F has been elected 2nd lieutenant. There are about fifty men fit for duty in the company. Barrier's head is healing nicely; his neck is still a little sore. Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton has returned to his division. Barrier expects that any day the army will recross the Rapidan.