1861

The Tennessee General Assembly passes a Military law authorizing the Governor to call up 25,000 men into immediate service, with a reserve corps of 30,000, and to issue $5,000,000 in state bonds. The Nashville Union says, “We understand that the Banks of the State will take all of the bonds …. However, if we go into the Southern Confederacy, of which there is no doubt, the Confed- erate States assume and pay all the indebtedness of the war.” On the same day, 10,000 Enfield rifles are delivered to the U.S. Government from England.

1862

Skirmish at Memphis and Charleston Railroad.

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