Earl J. Hess holds the Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee. He is the author of more than twenty books, most recently Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (2016). His Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness (2015) received the Tom Watson Brown Book Award of the Society of Civil War Historians.
Lauren K. Thompson is assistant professor of history at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. She received her PhD from Florida State University in 2015. This article is part of her larger project, Friendly Enemies: Soldier Fraternization throughout the American Civil War, under contract with the University of Nebraska Press. [End Page 346]