From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Sheriff S. C. Anderson to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn. Anderson states that Marion Lacey left Aberdeen, Mississippi, of his own accord and was not kidnapped. He also states that there were two indictments pending against Mr. Lacey, that there were hostile feelings towards him in the area, and that his life may be threatened if he were to return.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from Mississippi Governor Charles Clark at Macon, Mississippi, to Confederate Major General Samuel J. Gholson, ordering him south to repel United States Army operations from the direction of Canton, Mississippi.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Telegram from W. Yerger in Jackson, Mississippi, urging Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus to send forward every man that can be sent, and to seize rolling stock to do so.