War to break out over border dispute

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election, TN Politics | Posted at: Thursday, 7 February 2008

Well, probably not . . . since it’s a battle between Georgia and Tennessee over whether the location of the border gives Georgia access to a part of the Tennessee River.  But if war did erupt it wouldn’t be the first time.

You remember the Toledo War, don’t you?  In 1835 Michigan contended that the border was drawn wrong and that Toledo belonged to them.  Both states sent armed militias into conflict.  Casualties were avoided only because the inept armies couldn’t find each other.  Eventually cooler heads prevailed and Ohio won possession of Toledo.

In the end Michigan won because . . . Ohio won possession of Toledo.  In exchange Michigan was awarded the Upper Peninsula.  Most Buckeyes today would gladly swap.

UPDATE:

Bill Hobbs weighs in and has a press release from the Tennessee Republican Party.  Say Uncle is organizing a militia.  Gid raises the political football of, well . . . football. 

It’s one thing to ask a bunch of Romney, Huckabee, and Paul supporters to come together and support John McCain, but there will be a war if someone attempts to redraw a state border and expect a bunch of Volunteers to instead yell “Go Dawgs” or “Roll Tide”.

(ht:TF)

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  2. Volunteer Voters » The Tree Of Liberty Must Be Refreshed From Time To Time With Minor State Border Skirmishes Says:

    [...] Bob Krumm notes a historical example of interstate conflict like the one brewing between Tennessee and Georgia over access to the water supply: You remember the Toledo War, don’t you? In 1835 Michigan contended that the border was drawn wrong and that Toledo belonged to them. Both states sent armed militias into conflict. Casualties were avoided only because the inept armies couldn’t find each other. Eventually cooler heads prevailed and Ohio won possession of Toledo. Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]