The feature essays and books reviewed in this issue cover a range of topics: engagement with unpublished historical documents; the relationship between humans and animals and contagions in the Civil War era; war finance; Native American policies; crony capitalism and “immunocapitalism”; free people of color and their antiracist activism in regional, national, and transnational contexts; nationalism(s) and religion; devotees to democracy; public mourning; and stubbornly committed educators. In short, this issue, like so many previous ones, reflects the vibrancy and dynamism of Civil War-era studies.