John David Smith is Graduate Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at North Carolina State University. He is the author or editor of fifteen books, including A n Old Creed for the New South (1985), Black Voices from Reconstruction (1996), and Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and “The American Negro” (2000), which received the Mayflower Society Award for Nonfiction.
Anne J. Bailey is professor of history at Georgia College and State University. She is the author or editor of six books on the Civil War. Her most recent works include Civil War Arkansas: Beyond Battles and Leaders (2000) and The Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of1864 (2000), winner of the Richard Barksdale Harwell Award.
Arthur W Bergeron, Jr., is the Historian at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier near Petersburg, Virginia. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of nine books, including The Civil War Reminiscences of Major Silas T. Gris amore, CSA (1993), Confederate Mobile, 1861-1865 (1991), and Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865 (1989).
John Cimprich is professor of history at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. He is the author of Slavery's End in Tennessee, 1861-1865 (1985) and has a work in progress on Fort Pillow.
Lawrence Lee Hewitt is professor of history (retired) at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Port Hudson, Confederate Bastion on the Mississippi (1987), The Confederate High Command and Related Topics (1990), Leadership during the Civil War (1992), and Louisianians in the Civil War (2001).