Tennessee during the time of American Civil War

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Owing to its strategic location, Tennessee was the main target of Union groups during the era of civil war in America. It was the lone Confederate state which was successfully brought under the control of Union armies. The invasion began in the year of 1862 which ultimately culminated with the defeat of Confederate forces. Western portion of Tennessee remained in the grip Federal forces for remaining period of war. After capturing Tennessee, martial laws were imposed in towns like Jackson, Columbia, Nashville, Memphis and so on.  Hence the entire period of 1962 is a landmark event in the history of Tennessee.

The plan to raise confederate flag turned down by Tennessee County


A commissioner in the Tennessee County had come up with the plan to raise the flag on the courthouse. This plan has been overwhelmingly turned down by the rest of the commissioners as they did not find the plan to be relevant with the County’s history. Commissioner James Randolph had come up with this proposal as he felt that it was crucial for their County’s history. The commission in the Green County voted against this proposal by a huge majority of 20-1. The historians and residents of the County don’t really seem to be agreeing with Mr. James Randolph and they said that this flag would actually misrepresent the history.

One of the historians said that before the civil war all the people were pro-union and they had come up with a convention named Greenville Convention of 1861. This county has been a home to the previous president Andrew Johnson who was actually loyal to unionist culture. The courthouse is home to the monument built for the soldiers of the civil war and it has witnessed one of the biggest pro-unionist meetings ever held in the region. You might be thinking about the reason behind such proposal made by Commissioner James Randolph. Though no one has been agreeing with him, but Randolph has been still of the view that this proposal would preserve the history of the County and show respect to the soldiers who fought the Civil war. Vintage products should never lose their charm and you must learn to show respect to them. You must also learn to maintain them in order to remember any vintage car or monument. For example if you have a vintage car and you want some of the best accessories for them then you can click here to get them.

Randolph might have tried to take a step further to show respect to the soldiers of the Civil war but it didn’t turn out to be the way he wanted. Most of the historians said that Green County has always been anti-confederate and this idea would never go well with the true past of the makers of the county. The Mayor David Crum has responded strongly against this resolution and he said that it seems to be a rebel banner to him. He said that this Confederate flag does not have any place in government entities of the region.


Tennessee New Logo

Finally, in some non-gun crime related news, the new state logo has been trademark approved! The Governor has finally allowed the bill to pass. Here’s a quick look at what it’s like:


Phew. The logo has been criticized because it looks ridiculously simple, yet the administration have reportedly spent almost 50k hiring an agency to come up with it. The reason why this works, because the logo is simple, provides a consistent brand across all states and helps keeps things simple.

What do you guys think about the new logo?

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