James M. Cornelius is curator of the Lincoln collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.

Daniel W. Hamilton is a professor at the University of Illinois School of Law. He earned a J.D. at George Washington University and a Ph.D. in American legal history at Harvard. His publications include The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy During the Civil War (2007).

James Lander teaches history at TASIS American School in Thorpe, Surrey, United Kingdom. He is the author of Lincoln and Darwin: Shared Visions of Race, Science, and Religion (2010).

Phillip W. Magness is a lecturer in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is co-author of Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement (2011).

Robert G. Wick is an independent scholar who has written and lectured extensively on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Stewart Winger is associate professor of history at Illinois State University and is the author of Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics (2003).