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Governor Isham Green Harris, Proclamation calling the Tennessee militia to the field, November 19, 1861

Isham Green Harris, detail
By mid-November 1861, the recent Union successes in Missouri had made the threat to Tennessee clear. In this proclamation, citing the danger of "a despotic invader and his minions," and at the request of Confederate theater commander Albert Sidney Johnston, Governor Isham Green Harris called up the state militia and ordered the deployment of 30,000 men. (By John Osborne)

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