Wilbur F. Hinman (1840–1905) served in the Sixty-fifth Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War in the ranks of corporal, sergeant, orderly sergeant, first lieutenant, and captain in Company E. He mustered out in November 1865 as a lieutenant colonel and the last regimental commander. He had an active postwar career in journalism and government in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.
Allan R. Millett is the Ambrose Professor of History and the director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. He received the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing and is the author of several books, including The Korean War and A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937–1945. He is a Civl War reenactor in units on both sides.