Robert Thompson is a historian living in the St. Louis, Missouri area. A former career military officer, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Texas Tech University, and was a Distinguished Graduate of American Military University, from which he holds a graduate degree in Military Studies. His first book, A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier: Phebe Tucker Cunningham, was published in 2013. His other works include “William Averell’s Cavalry Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad,” published in the November 2000 issue of America’s Civil War and “Battle of Cold Harbor: The Folly and Horror,” which appeared in the November 2006 issue of Military History. He has also written seven book reviews for Michigan State University’s Civil War H-Net Web site, including a comparative review of Lee biographies titled, “Robert E. Lee, the Human Being,” which explored differing views of Lee’s nature, character, and command capabilities.