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:
December 9th, 2016
In many respects, a battlefield like Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee is as much a historical text as is any book about the
battle. Like a good history, an interpretation of a battlefield tells a story – a nonfiction story, but a story just the same. Also like a
good history, the story is built upon primary sources. These first-hand accounts, including after-action reports, soldiers’ diaries,
letters, memoirs, and the research of the original park historian, serve as the building blocks for the story the battlefield tells. However,
the primary sources are more than just tools. Each offers its own story, the value of which is dependent on the accuracy of the
information and the literary merit of the writing. By these standards Ambrose Bierce’s twelve-part essay, “What I Saw of Shiloh,” is one of
the finest accounts of soldiers in battle ever written.
For our 2016-17 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers: