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.

May 5th, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Phil Angelo on "What Happened at Island No. 10?"
May 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Wayne Rhine on "Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg"
May 14th, Chicago CWRT: Michael Hardy on "General Lee's Immortals"
May 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Jack Melton on "100 Pictures of Civil War Charleston"
May 20th, South Suburban CWRT: Tom Carson on "Abraham Lincoln's Presidency"
May 21st, Salt Creek CWRT: Dan Van Haften on "Abraham Lincoln's Six Elements of Meaningful and Persuasive Writing"
June 2nd, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Pizza Party
June 4th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Annual Banquet, with Curt Fields portraying General Grant
June 8th, McHenry CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Poltroons, Patriots and Politicians: Civil War Generals"
June 11th, Chicago CWRT: Wil Greene on "Petersburg"
June 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Ron Kirkwood on "Too Much for Human Endurance: the Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital"
July 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Rob Girardi, topic TBD
Aug. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Sam Hood, topic TBD
Sept. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on TBD
Sept. 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Lincoln as War Leader"
Oct. 8th, Chicago CWRT: David Dixon on "August Willich"
Oct 23rd, Salt Creek CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Chicago's Memory of the Civil War"
Nov. 12th, Chicago CWRT: Tom Clemens on "Joseph K. Mansfield"
Dec. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg"

Jan. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Jen Murray on "General Meade"
Feb. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Ann Durkin Keating on "Juliette Kinzie, the Civil War, and the Making of Chicago"
March 11th, Chicago CWRT: Mark Laubacher on "The USS Red Rover: Hospital of Firsts"
Apr. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Jeffrey Hunt on "Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station and Mine Run"
May 13th, Chicago CWRT: Dr. Thomas Carson on "Lincoln as Moral Exemplar"
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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