From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from "Beaty" at Macon, Mississippi, to "Shill," requesting that he be suggested to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn to become the head of the governor's Secret Service department. (The Beaty and Shill names seem to be some sort of nickname or code name for these men, as both names appear in quotation marks).
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Petition from citizens of Cooksville, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus requesting that he ask the Confederate War Department to send the 41st Mississippi Infantry back to the state.