HAROLD HOLZER, co-editor, was co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and is senior vice president for external affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His thirtyfive books on Lincoln and the Civil War include Lincoln at Cooper Union, which earned a Lincoln Prize in 2005, and Lincoln President- Elect; along with several books on the Lincoln assassination, most recently, with Edward Steers Jr., The Lincoln Assassination Conspira- tors. He has served as co-editor of all four Lincoln Forum books.
CRAIG L. SYMONDS, co-editor, retired in 2005 after nearly thirty years as professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he taught Civil War and naval history, winning awards for both research and teaching. He later served as chief historian of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariner's Museum in Virginia. His many books on the period include biographies of Franklin Buchanan, Patrick Cleburne, and Joseph Johnston, as well as Lincoln and His Admirals, which won the 2009 Lincoln Prize.
FRANK J. WILLIAMS, co-editor, is founding chairman of The Lincoln Forum, longtime president of the Ulysses S. Grant Association,