Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2016-2017 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 $50.00 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. When you make your dinner reservation, please be sure to indicate your entrée choice.
Please make reservations your reservation in advance by emailing DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org with the names of your party and choice of entre'e or calling (630) 460-1865
Cancellations: email us at DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org or call (630) 460-1865
Entrée choices are:
February 10th, 2017
The contributions and sacrifices of the cavalry in the 1862 Peninsula Campaign are, generally, marginalized, if not ignored, in most campaign
studies. Historians tend to focus on two events involving the cavalry – Brig. Gen. Jeb Stuart’s “Ride around McClellan” and Brig. Gen.
Philip St. George Cooke’s cavalry charge at Gaines’ Mill – while excluding other contributions. Stuart’s Ride in mid-June catapulted Stuart
and his cavalry into the national spotlight, and rightly so. The information gathered by Stuart allowed Gen. Robert E. Lee to plan the
strategy which drove Maj. Gen. George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac from Richmond’s doorstep. Stuart’s escape humiliated the Union
cavalry. Cooke’s Charge at Gaines Mill, on June 27, only furthered the disdain directed at the Union troopers.
For our 2016-17 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers: