Tennessee War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Gets History Award

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:19:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee organization dedicated to preserving and promoting history related to the War of 1812 has received a national award for its efforts.

The Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission was set to receive a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History at a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, in September.

Historians have sometimes referred to the War of 1812 as "the Forgotten Conflict."

However, it was a war in which Tennessee earned its "Volunteer State" nickname, made possible the acquisition of territory west of the Tennessee River, and launched the careers of Sam Houston, David Crockett, and Andrew Jackson.

The American Association for State and Local History has been a Nashville-based nonprofit organization providing leadership and support for members who preserve and interpret history. 

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