. . . hereabouts have put off the coming of the Federal army into East Tennessee until frost. They say from the signs of the times it would not be healthy at present for them to come. Tennessee will always be too warm for their perfect good health. But they can come if they have a mind to – if we can’t entertain them in a hospitable manner we will try to do it in a hostile way. They shall be attended to. – Cleveland Banner.
– Published in The Daily Rebel, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Saturday, August 9, 1862, p. 1