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Dr. Ethan S. Rafuse Bio

​​Ethan S. Rafuse is a professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command General Staff College.  He grew up in northern Virginia, received his BA and MA degrees in history at George Mason University, and did his doctoral work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In 2018-2019, Dr. Rafuse was the Charles Boal Ewing Distinguished Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books and monographs on Civil War and military history, including McClellan’s War:  The Failure of Moderation in the War for the Union; Manassas: A Battlefield Guide; Stonewall Jackson: A Biography; Antietam, South Mountain and Harpers Ferry:  A Battlefield Guide; Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the ConfederacyGuide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles); The Ongoing Civil War: New Versions and Old Stories (with Herman Hattaway), and A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas, as well as over 350 articles, essays, and reviews in various academic and popular history publications.

He taught Civil War and military history at the U.S. Military Academy in 2001-2003. He lives with his wife and daughter in Platte City, Missouri.

Here's a  list of books by Dr. Ethan S. Rafuse available on Amazon.

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