An 11th generation Rhode Islander, Robert Grandchamp grew up on stories of his family and the contributions they made to America's past. He began writing at sixteen, publishing his first book, "With High and Holy Aim." Attending Rhode Island College, from which he eventually graduated in 2010 with a Master's in American History, Robert became engrossed in the study of Rhode Island and the Civil War era. Personally visiting every cemetery, archive, and library in the state, he is widely regarded as the nation's leading expert of Rhode Island in the Civil War era. Widely published, his works include the acclaimed "The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry in the Civil War," and the award winning "The Boys of Adams' Battery G." From 2008-2011, Robert worked with the Rhode Island National Guard on a history of the 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, interviewing veterans from World War II to the present and following the unit into the field on exercise. A devoted bibliophile, he is a frequent book reviewer, and a member of several historical associations. He makes his home in northern Vermont and is currently working on a compilation of letters from the Bixby family of Chelsea, Vermont.