Benson J. Lossing, The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of America (Hartford, CT: T.Belnap, 1874), 154.
|John Slidell, James Murray Mason, George Eustis, J. E. McFarland to Charles Wilkes, USN, Protest at Seizure, November 9, 1861|
|Charles Wilkes, USN to Gideon Welles, Final Report on the seizure of Mason and Slidell, November 16, 1861|
|President Jefferson Davis, Message to the Confederate Congress, November 18, 1861|
|New York Herald, "Settlement of the Trent Difficulty," December 29, 1861|