NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a new exhibition.
"Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812" includes the sword presented to Andrew Jackson by the Tennessee legislature for his victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Jackson became a national figure during the war and later became president.
So many Tennesseans volunteered for military service during the war that the state became known as "the volunteer state."
The free exhibit runs through June 24.
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