Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2018-2019 program year.
Copies of recorded meetings are available for a small charge. Click here for a printable list of recorded meetings. More current meetings can be viewed on Youtube.
Our meetings are held at:Holiday Inn O'Hare
5615 N. Cumberland, Chicago, IL 60631
Parking at the Holiday Inn is FREE
Map and Directions
Dinner $40.00 Members and Non- Members
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30
Presentation only is $10 per person.
Payable at the door, cash or check. Be there by 7:15. For those attending the presentation only, your reservation is appreciated but not required.
Dinner reservations should be received by Sunday evening prior to the meeting.
Please make your reservation in advance by emailing DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org with the names of your party or by calling (630) 460-1865
Cancellations: email us at DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org or call (630) 460-1865
Dinner choices. The CWRT has gone to a buffet style dinner. The buffet will include caeser salad, pasta, garlic bread, two meats (grilled chicken, meat balls, or Italian sausage) and dessert.
Sept. 14, 2018
For nearly nine months, Ulysses S. Grant tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate river city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He maneuvered and adapted numerous times, reacting to events and
enemy movements with great skill and finesse as the lengthy campaign played out on a huge chessboard, dwarfing operations in the east. This reexamination of the familiar story is organized around Grantís eight key decisions during the campaign. Grantís nontraditional choices went against the accepted theories of war, supply, and operations as well as against the chief thinkers of the day, such as Henry Halleck,
Grantís superior. Yet Grant pulled off the victory in compelling fashion. Smith shows how Grantís decisions created and won the Civil Warís most brilliant, complex, decisive, and lengthy campaign.
For our 2018-19 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers: