men in driving the marauders from the confines of our State."
In addition to this, Wm. B. Stokes gave in his testimony, that "the rebellion was unjust and causeless, with not the shadow of a pretext." "Tennessee," he said, "was as much to-day in the Union as ever.
The South was in the wrong, and ought not to succeed.
It was the duty of the people, betrayed as they had been, to return to their allegiance, and to leave those hyenas, their leaders, to the penalties of justice."
Edmond Cooper said: "All through the night of the rebellion, his heart had beat in concert with the music of the Union"--that "there was no cause for the rebellion," and he "warned the disloyal that the tottering power of the revolted States would soon be swept away by the Federal Government like chaff before the winter's storm."
W. H. Wisener, a small traitor, of insignificant calibre, claimed that "one year ago he stood solitary and alone, among one hundred members of the Legislature, on that f