A photograph of Elizabeth Leonard and William Harris, co-winners of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize was featured in the April 15 edition of the New York Times. The Prize, awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, was presented to Leonard and Harris at an April 11 ceremony at the Union League Club in New York City.
The $50,000 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize was shared by Harris for "Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union," (Kansas) and Leonard for "Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky" (UNC Press). Each winner also received a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ life-size bust, Lincoln the Man.
Six finalists were considered for this year’s Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. In addition to the two winners, Barbara A. Gannon, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, was awarded an honorable mention for The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic (UNC Press).