Tenn. Historical Commission votes to allow Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to be moved to State Museum

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The vote also includes the busts of Union admirals David Farragut and Albert Gleaves to also be relocated

TENNESSEE (WATE) — On Tuesday, the Tennessee Historical Commission voted to allow the relocation of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state Capitol to the Tennessee State Museum.

The waiver was granted after the commission voted 25 to 1 for the move.

Another panel in July approved the proposal to move Capitol busts of Forrest and two other military figures to the state museum.

Those two figures, Union admirals David Farragut and Albert Gleaves’ busts were included in Tuesday’s vote to allow relocation.

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