JOHN ALLEN is completing his Ph.D. dissertation at the Catholic University of America on the Virginia southside during the Civil War era. He teaches at Shepherd College in West Virginia.
FREDERICK J. BLUE is professor of history at Youngstown State University. He is the author of The Free Soilers: Third Party Politics, 1845–1854 (1973), Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics (1987), and Charles Summer and the Con- science of the North (1994).
MICHAEL CONNOLLY is writing a Ph.D. dissertation at the Catholic Uni- versity of America on railroads and antebellum northern New England politics. He is editor of the Paulist Studies and director of the Paulist Archives in Wash- ington, D.C.
MARIANNE FISCHER graduated from the College of Notre Dame in Maryland in 1997. She is pursuing graduate studies at the Washington Theological Union.
HERMAN M. HATTAWAY is professor of history at the University of Mis- souri at Kansas City. Among his books are Stephen D. Lee (1976), How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War (1984), and The Blue and the Gray (1997).
JOHN T. HUBBELL is professor of history at Kent State University and editor of Civil War History. He is the director of the Kent State University Press. Among his books are Battles Won and Lost (1975) and A Biographical Dictionary of Union Leaders (1995).
LEONNE M. HUDSON is a professor at Kent State University. He has pub- lished several articles on the Civil War and is the author of The Odyssey of a