June 8: Ode to Leaders and Losers

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Volunteer spirit:

 Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State. This is due to the record number of Tennesseans fighters the state provided during both the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.

On June 8 1861, the state of Tennessee voted to join the Confederacy. True to their tradition, the men from Tennessee provided more troops for the Confederacy than any other state and more volunteers for the Union than any southern state. [Read more…]