Class antagonisms were momentarily set aside in the confusion of crisis. "To arms!" Admonished a Hickman County colonel in his recruiting circular. "Our Southern soil must be defended. We must not stop to ask who brought about the war, who is at fault, but let us go and do battle… And then settle the question who is to blame."
Fred A Bailey, “Class and Tennessee's Confederate Generation,” The Journal Of Southern History Volume LI, No.1 (February 1985): 50.