The Dreaded 13th Tennessee Union Cavalry: Marauding Mountain Men

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Tennessee's Thirteenth Union Cavalry was a unit composed mostly of amateur soldiers that eventually turned undisciplined boys into seasoned fighters. At the outbreak of the Civil War, East Tennessee was torn between its Unionist tendencies and the surrounding Confederacy. The result was the persecution of the "home Yankees" by Confederate sympathizers. Rather than quelling Unionist fervor, this oppression helped East Tennessee contribute an estimated thirty thousand troops to the North. Some of those troops joined the "Loyal Thirteenth" in Stoneman's raid and in pursuit of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Join author Melanie Storie as she recounts the harrowing narrative of an often-overlooked piece of Civil War history.
ISBN: 9781626191129
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Civil War
Images: 54
Pages: 159
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Melanie Storie has been a US history teacher for over 20 years. She holds a BA and MA degree from East Tennessee State University, where she currently teaches. Her main research interest centers on nineteenth century US history, especially the Civil War. She lives with her husband and two children in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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