Lesley J. Gordon is associate professor of history at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her publications include _General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend_ (Chapel Hill, 1998), _Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives_ (New York, 2001), and _This Terrible War: The Civil War and its Aftermath_ (New York, 2003).