gary w. gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His most recent books include The Union War (2011) and Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty (2013).
kathryn shively meier is assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her first book was Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia (2013).
peter c. luebke is editor of Albion Tourgée’s The Story of a Thousand, reprinted by Kent State University Press (2011).
john j. hennessy is the author of three books, most notably Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas (1993). He is the chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he has led an effort to broaden public interpretation of the Civil War both at that park and across the National Park Service.
andrew f. lang is assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University. His book, Waging Peace in the Wake of War: Military Occupation and the American Civil War Era, is forthcoming with Louisiana State University Press.
kevin m. levin teaches history at Gann Academy near Boston. He is the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012). [End Page 637]