ROBERT THOMPSON is a historian and former career military officer. He has a BA in history from Texas Tech University and a graduate degree in Military Studies from American Military University. He is author of A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier: Phebe Tucker Cunningham, Disaster on the Sandusky: The Life of Colonel William Crawford, and General Emory Upton in the Civil War: The Formative Experiences of an American Military Visionary. His articles have appeared in America’s Civil War and Military History. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri.