Demonstration in Memphis.
According to the Avalanche, the news that South Carolina had withdrawn from the Union, created intense excitement in Memphis on Friday. That paper says some of the oldest and most responsible citizens joined the “boys with the blue cockade,” and sported that insignia of Southern Independence; indeed, says the Avalanche, the streets were filled with men wearing cockades.
Nashville Union and American, 25 Dec. 1860.
People in the past wore a cockade to tell a story about themselves. I love researching what those stories were and why people wanted to tell them. People today have stories to tell too, so that's what motivates me to keep making cockades! What's your story and how can I help you tell it better?