The Nashville Union and American publishes a speech by Gov. Harris:
“Our people have done more in the work of raising, organizing, arming and equipping an army than was ever before accomplished by any State in the same length of time …. within less than two months … thirty thousand volunteers were organized and thrown into the field … making in the aggregate thirty-eight infantry regiments, seven cavalry battalions, and sixteen artillery companies, which Tennessee has contributed to the common defense.”
The Richmond Whig tells its readers to be prepared for a long war.
“We of the South, who were to attack, have adopted a system of defence, and, so far, have uniformly awaited the advance of the foe …. Our conviction is, that a victorious advance into the enemy’s country is the only road to a lasting and honorable peace. We must fight, and we must conquer, before we can make a treaty.”