Robert Grandchamp is a twelfth generation Rhode Islander and is widely regarded as the nation’s leading authority on Rhode Island Civil War history. He is the recipient of the Order of St. Barbara from the Rhode Island National Guard, letters of commendation from Governor Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Angel Tavares, as well as the Margaret B. Stillwell Prize from Brown University. Robert earned his MA in American History from Rhode Island College where he studied Rhode Island History under Dr. Stan Lemons. He is the author of nine books including, The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry, Rhody Redlegs, Colonel Edward E. Cross: New Hampshire Fighting Fifth, A Civil War Biography, The Boys of Adams’ Battery G, Rhode Island and the Civil War: Voices from the Ocean State, and the forthcoming A Connecticut Yankee at War: The Life and Letters of George Lee Gaskell. A former National Park Ranger he is an analyst with the government and resides in northern Vermont.