Gordon C. Rhea is a practicing attorney and an avid student of the 1864 Overland Campaign. His books about the campaign include The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864 (History Book Club Main Selection, Book of the Month Club Selection, Landry Award, Civil War Regiments Award); The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern: May 7-12, 1864 (History Book Club Dual Main Selection, Landry Award); To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864 (History Book Club Main Selection, Landry Award, Fletcher Pratt Award); Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 (History Book Club Dual Main Selection, Military History Book Club Dual Main Selection; Daniel M. Laney Award, Austin, and Richard Barksdale Harwell Award, Atlanta); Carrying the Flag (Perseus, New York, 2003); and In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee: From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor (LSU Press: Baton Rouge, 2007) (with Chris Heisey, photographer).
Mr. Rhea has given lectures across the country at the invitation of numerous historical societies, universities, and historic preservation organizations on topics of military history and the Civil War era; has served on the boards of historical societies, history magazines, and historical preservation organizations; and has appeared multiple times as a historian and presenter on nationwide television programs, including productions by The History Channel, A&E Channel, Discovery Channel, and C-Span. He is a fervent supporter of the Civil War Trust and frequently leads tours for the Trust and for other organizations dedicated to the preservation of historic lands and structures.
- Conference Events: Tour - North Anna to the Pamunkey River