2021 Battlefield Tour - Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Aug. 18-22, 2021 See our Battlefield Tour page for more information



With the Government-ordered shutdowns, people should check with the sponsoring organization as to whether the event has been cancelled, and/or whether the event will be broadcast on Zoom.

July 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Rob Girardi, topic TBD
Aug. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Sam Hood, topic TBD
Aug. 26th, South Suburban CWRT: Phil Angelo on "The Battle for Fort Donelson"
Sept. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on TBD
Sept. 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Lincoln as War Leader"
Sept. 23rd, South Suburban CWRT: Steve LaBarre on "Chicago's Black Soldiers in the Civil War"
Oct. 8th, Chicago CWRT: David Dixon on "August Willich"
Oct. 23rd, Salt Creek CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Chicago's Memory of the Civil War"
Oct. 28th, South Suburban CWRT: Don McArthur on "The 8th Illinois Cavalry"
Nov. 12th, Chicago CWRT: Tom Clemens on "Joseph K. Mansfield"
Nov. 18th, South Suburban CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "Irish Brigade at Gettysburg"
Nov. 19th, Salt Creek CWRT: David Keller on "Command at Antietam"
Dec. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg"
Dec. xx, South Suburban CWRT: Holiday Party

Jan. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Jen Murray on "General Meade"
Jan. 27th, South Suburban CWRT: Jim Hessler on "General Sickles"
Feb. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Ann Durkin Keating on "Juliette Kinzie, the Civil War, and the Making of Chicago"
Feb. 24th, South Suburban CWRT: Jen Murray on "General Meade"
March 11th, Chicago CWRT: Mark Laubacher on "The USS Red Rover: Hospital of Firsts"
March 24th, South Suburban CWRT: Eric Linblade on "The 26th North Carolina"
Apr. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Jeffrey Hunt on "Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station and Mine Run"
Apr. 28th, South Suburban CWRT: Gordon Dammann on "Civil War Medicine"
May 13th, Chicago CWRT: Dr. Thomas Carson on "Lincoln as Moral Exemplar"
May 19th, South Suburban CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Little Egypt's Civil War'
June 10th, Chicago CWRT: Lauren Szady on TBD

Speakers Bureau
Looking for a good presentation on the Civil War for your library, school, historical society, or civic group? The Coalition of CWRTs of Northern Illinois has put together a Speakers Bureau to help you find one.

Best of all, most presentations are FREE!! Click here for a Speaker Registry printable list, with details and contact information.

Virtual Book Signing
Bjorn Skaptason at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop reminds us of their series of Virtual Book Signings. For more information on these and upcoming events, visit Virtual Book Signing or Abraham Lincoln Bookshop.

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