About the editor


Katharine seaton squires

Katharine Seaton Squires’s primary career was in the news business, first as an on air reporter, then as a writer-producer for CBS News, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and CNBC. She worked on three Olympic Games as a writer and producer. She holds a BA in art and English from Rutgers University, Douglass College, and an MA from the University of Missouri Graduate School in journalism. Squires served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a tuberculosis-control volunteer in the Republic of Korea.

Squires’s rescue of Lowell’s memoir from her mother’s dresser drawer in 2012 set into motion a wide-ranging study of the American Civil War and post–Civil War history. Kate shares a birthday with her great-great grandmother Kate Mary Lowell.