Ethan S. Rafuse



Professor of Military History



United States Army Command and General Staff College


Ethan S. Rafuse received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in history at George Mason University, and his Ph.D. in history and political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A former park ranger at Manassas National Battlefield and the Harry S Truman National Historic Site, in 2001-03 he taught military history at the United States Military Academy at West Point and since 2004 has been a member of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, where he is a professor of history. He has published over 250 articles, essays, and reviews, and is the author, editor, or co-editor of nine books, including McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union, Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865, and Guide to the Richmond and Petersburg Campaigns of 1864-65.