About Gordon Rhea

Gordon Rhea is one of the foremost authorities on Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign, and is the author of The Battle of the Wilderness: May 5-6, 1864, To The North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864 and Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864, among others.  Rhea has given scores of lectures and sits on the board of directors at the Civil War Library and Museum in Philadelphia and North and South magazine.

Rhea graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University with a B.A. in History, and received his Masters from Harvard University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.  Rhea went into law –earning his degree from Stanford University -- and was a Federal Attorney for a number of years.

Rhea currently works with the firm of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook and Brickman, who pursue environmental justice.  He is a major supporter of the Civil War Trust.

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