Robert Grandchamp is considered to be the nation’s leading authority on Rhode Island military history. He is a member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Vermont Civil War Hemlocks, the Vermont Historical Society, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the John Russell Bartlett Society, which recognized him with the Margaret B. Stillwell Prize. The award-winning author of multiple distinguished works on American military history, Grandchamp earned his master’s degree in American history from Rhode Island College. For his research and knowledge, he has also been honored with the Order of Saint Barbara from the Rhode Island National Guard and letters of commendation from former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Angel Taveras of Providence, Rhode Island.
Grandchamp was born an eleventh-generation Rhode Islander and later relocated to Essex Junction, Vermont, where he worked as a National Park Service ranger before becoming an analyst for the federal government. A popular historical speaker, he has contributed articles and reviews to many publications, including Blue & Gray, Gettysburg Magazine, Civil War Monitor, Civil War Historian, Military Collector and Historian, Artilleryman, and Civil War News.