Civil War artifacts at University of Mississippi

OXFORD — A large collection of Civil War artifacts and documents has been put on display at the University of Mississippi.

The exhibit at the J.D. Williams Library covers many topics including camp life, combat, prisons, slavery, the university and the war, people, hospitals and women in the home front.

The head of the university’s archives — Jennifer Ford — says one item is a letter from a slave attempting to write this family history.

The exhibit will be open to the public until September 2011.

The Associated Press

Click video to hear audio