Civil War letters going home to Ole Miss

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Updated: 5/11/2013 3:20 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Richard Bridges seemed like a typical college student in his letters home.
 
He tells family members he may need more money and clothes, talks about hanging out with friends and sounds a little homesick.
 
But while the issues sound familiar, they were written at during the Civil War, when state fought state.
 
Now, the Clarion-Ledger reports the letters of the University of Mississippi student are returning to the Oxford campus 150 years later.
 
Mike Martin of Madison, his sister Pat Owen of Rankin County other descendants of Bridges have donated to the university the 27 letters Bridges wrote when he served in the University Greys, the unit organized by students to fight against Union troops.
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