April 15, 1861
Hon. Simon Cameron
Secretary of War
Washington, D. C.
Your dispatch of the 15th Inst. informing me that Tennessee is called upon for
two Regiments of Militia for immediate service is received.
Tennessee will not furnish a single man for purposes of coercion but 50,000 if
necessary for the defense of our rights and those of our southern brothers.
Isahm G. Harris, Governor of Tennessee