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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The United States of America

 
 
The United States of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. The United States of America Marker
Inscription. As the outset of the war, the flag of the United States of America featured 33 stars. The Federal Government did not recognize the secession of the Confederate States and left a star for each of the national flag throughout the war. A 34th star was added for Nebraska shortly after the war began, and the 35 star flag flying here was adopted in 1863 when West Virginia was added to the Union. The 33 star flag pictured to the right flew over Fort Sumter, South Carolina when the first shots of the war were fired. The U.S.A. fielded over 2.2 million troops and lost 140,414 men in battle alone. Total casualty rates are estimated to be high as 10% of all males 20-45 years old.
 
Location. 36° 26.203′ N, 89° 4.211′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Everette Boulevard (U.S. 51) and Graham Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Freedom Square in Discovery Park of America. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Everette Blvd, Union City TN 38261, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederate States of America (here, next to this marker); Ayn Rand 1905-1982 (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826
The United States of America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
2. The United States of America Marker
(here, next to this marker); Prometheus (a few steps from this marker); Ronald Reagan (a few steps from this marker); The Firehouse (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Hall (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Also see . . .  Discovery Park of America. (Submitted on July 25, 2017.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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