Question by  kittytre1 (69)

How did the Tennessee Volunteers get their name?


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

The Tennessee Volunteers got their name from the American Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary Army was a volunteer army and states sent their volunteers in regiment organized by state. The Tennessee Regiments


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

The Tennesse Volunteers get their name from the long history of volunteerism found in Tenessee. They date back to the late 1800's.


Answer by  bee75 (110)

During various wars people from Tennessee signed up for duty in very large numbers. Because of this newspapers began referencing the "Volunteers from Tennessee" and the name stuck.


Answer by  cynosure (376)

The State of Tennessee is known by the nickname "Volunteer State" (in the same vein as "Sunshine State" referring to Florida, or "Garden State" to New Jersey) in honor of the volunteer fighting forces from Tennessee who served during the War of 1812. The school's nickname for its team players is derived therefrom, and was coined in the early 1900s.


Answer by  Gibby1 (33)

Volunteer soldiers from the state of Tennessee were crucial to the United States' winning the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

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