B.A. East Tennesee State University
M.A. East Tennessee State University
Melanie Storie is a two-time graduate from East Tennessee State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in history with certification in secondary education in 1991. Then in 1994 she graduated with a Master of Arts degree in history. She developed some of the first online U.S. History courses for the department and continues to teach both online and face-to-face classes. While she enjoys researching, writing, and teaching about many historical topics, her main research interest centers on 19th century U.S. History with special emphasis on the American Civil War.
The Dreaded 13th Tennessee Union Cavalry: Marauding Mountain Men
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.
"Deconstructing the Myth: The 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry and the Death of General John Hunt Morgan" The Journal of East Tennessee History 82, (2010):100-119.