Professor Donald E. Collins of East Carolina University is a historian of diverse interests, his fields of study ranging from Japanese-Americans during the Second World War to regional history in the southeast, particularly in eastern North Carolina. He is the author of two books and a dozen articles, including several on the Civil War.
Professor William B. Feis of Buena Vista University is the author of several articles and book chapters on the Civil War. He is currently working on a book studying Ulysses S. Grant's use of military intelligence.
William J. Miller is editor of Civil War magazine, the publication of the Civil War Society. His books include The Training of an Army: Camp Curtin and the North's Civil War ( 1990), The Battles for Richmond, 1862 ( 1996), and Mapping for Stonewall: The Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss ( 1993), winner of the New York Civil War Round Table's Fletcher Pratt Award as the best nonfiction Civil War book of 1993. He has taught writing at the University of Delaware and at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Philip L. Shiman received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Duke. Along the way he has achieved a distinguished academic record that includes the Dissertation-Year Fellowship of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the Lee and Evelyn Combs Dissertation Prize of the American Blue and Gray Association. He has served as a lecturer at Duke, and he has been a contract historian for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has written several articles. and his book, Engineering Sherman's March: Army Engineers and the Organization of Modern War, 1861-1865, is forthcoming.
Professor Brooks D. Simpson of Arizona State University is a respected Civil War scholar whose books include Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1864-1868 ( 1991; a selection of both the History Book Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club), The Political Education ofHenry Adams