From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from J. S. Belcher at Austin, Mississippi, to Charles Shackleford at Greensburg, Indiana, stating that Shackleford will be paid $25 for his services. Belcher also informs Shackleford that his letters and affidavits have been received and turned over to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn. He also warns Shackleford about making accusations.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from General J. Z. George at Grenada, Mississippi,to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus, laying out, in great detail, the circumstances of his arrest by General Tilghman.