This article in the Covington Journal, April 27, 1861 presents a picture similar to the sentiments of the North at this point in time, as a previous entry tells.
A correspondent of the Tribune says: "I have been through Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The excitement is wild. Railway trains are loaded with soldiers, arms and ammunition. Methodist clergymen are acting as captains. Companies are organized with religious ceremonies.Boys are enlisting, and women are urging on brothers and husbands.