The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Gettysburg College announced on February 15 that Caroline E. Janney, author of “Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox” (The University of North Carolina Press), is the recipient of the 2022 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
Janney is the John L. Nau III Professor of the American Civil War and director of the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia (UVA). A graduate of UVA, she worked as a historian for the National Park Service and taught at Purdue University before returning to UVA in 2018. An active public lecturer, she has given presentations at locations across the globe. Janney is the past president of the Society of Civil War Historians and a series editor for the University of North Carolina Press’s Civil War America series. She has published seven books, including “Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation” (2013) and “Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America” (2021).
She will be recognized on April 14, during an award ceremony to be held at the Harvard Club in New York City. The award includes a $50,000 prize and a bronze replica of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s life-sized bust, Lincoln the Man.