Harry S. Laver is associate professor of history and political science at Southeastern Louisiana University. Jeffrey J. Matthews is associate professor of business and leadership at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Alanson B. Houghton.
The leadership traits discussed in these essays are as essential to leaders in all walks of life as they have proved to be to those who serve in the armed forces of this great Republic. - TERRENCE J. WINSCHEL, historian, Vicksburg National Military Park