From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from Edward Sparrow at Shreveport, Louisiana, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, asking for his help in obtaining a pardon from the United States government. Sparrow supports his case by telling Sharkey of an instance in which an address he wrote hastened the surrender of Confederate troops. Sparrow states that he has a family to support and little money left.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from Leesburg, Virginia, by Captain Edward Fontaine, detailing preparations for an expected battle (Company K, 18th Mississippi Infantry).