Janet L. Coryell is professor of history at Western Michigan University. A specialist in the Civil War-era and women’s history, her publications include Neither Heroine Nor Fool: Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland.

Richard Wightman Fox is professor of history at the University of Southern California. He has published extensively in the field of American intellectual and cultural history. He is currently working on a book for Norton treating the aftermath of Lincoln’s assassination.

Tom M. George is a practicing physician in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a past-president of the Historical Society of Michigan and has served as an elected member of both the Michigan house and senate.

Daniel Walker Howe is professor of history emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848.

Ethan S. Rafuse is professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His books include McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union.

Ryan A. Ross is archivist at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Early Illinois Newspapers and Job Printers: The Terence A. Tanner Collection.

Reed W. Smith is professor and multimedia communication coordinator at Georgia Southern University. He is the author of Samuel Medary and the Crisis: Testing the Limits of Press Freedom.

Daniel W. Stowell is director and editor of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, and the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on Civil War-era America, including the award-winning The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases.

Samuel P. Wheeler is a research associate at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. He is revising his doctoral dissertation into a book entitled Every Spot a Grave: The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln.