Mark Grimsley is an associate professor at The Ohio State University, where he teaches military history and nineteenth century American history with an emphasis on the American Civil War. From 2008 to 2010, he held the Harold Keith Johnson Chair of Military History at the U.S. Army War College. His publications include And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, MayJune 1864 and The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861–1865. He writes a regular column for Civil War Monitor entitled “American Iliad.”

Erika Holst holds an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture through the University of Delaware. She is the author of Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption, and Scandal During the Lincoln Era, Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure, and the forthcoming Historic Houses of the Lincoln Heritage Area, as well as several scholarly and popular articles. She is the Curator of Collections at the Springfield Art Association in charge of historic Edwards Place and a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

Brian Matthew Jordan is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, military history, and historical method. His book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. He is at work on a life of Benjamin Butler.

George C. Rable is Professor Emeritus and formerly the Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama. His books include Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, and most recently, Damn Yankees! Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South.

Ethan S. Rafuse is a professor of history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His published works include McClellan’s War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union and Corps Commanders in Blue: Union Major Generals in the Civil War.