2022 Battlefield Tour - West Virginia, June 1-5, 2022 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.

June 3rd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Dave Powell on "The Tullahoma Campaign"
June 6th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Dave Oberg on "Sons of Thunder: The History of Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery"
June 10th, Chicago CWRT: Lauren Szady on "Politicians in Petticoats: Women Abolitionists"
June 14th, McHenry County CWRT: Jerry Allen on "Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle: The Holly Springs Raid"
June 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Theresa Kaminski on "Dr. Mary Walker"
June 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Jerry Kowalski on "Father Sheehan, CSA"
July 11th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Steve Acker on "The Life of a Soldier at Petersburg"
July 12th, McHenry County CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Mysteries and Myths of the CSS Hunley"
July 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Father Bob Miller, topic TBA
Aug. 9th, McHenry County CWRT: Dave Noe on "Merrimac: Lucky or Unlucky Ship"
Aug. 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Charles Knight on "From Arlington to Appomattox--Civil War Day by Day"
Aug. 25th, South Suburban CWRT: Bruce Allardice, topic TBA
Sept. 9th, Chicago CWRT: Sean Michael Chick on "Grant's Left Hook: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign"
Sept. 13th, McHenry County CWRT: Rob Girardi on "General John E. Smith"
Sept. 15th, Salt Creek CWRT: Jerry Allen on "Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle: The Holly Springs Raid"
Sept. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on "Seceding from Secession"
Oct. 11th, McHenry County CWRT: Charlie Banks, topic TBA
Oct. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Charlie Knight on "Robert E. Lee"
Oct. 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Irish in the Civil War"
Nov. 8th, McHenry County CWRT: Doug Fammann, topic TBA
Nov. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Mary Abroe, The Nevins-Freeman Address. Topic TBA
Nov. 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Frank Varney on "Grant: A Reassessment"
Dec. 9th, Chicago CWRT: Garry Adelman, topic TBA
Dec. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Pat Brennan on "Gettysburg in Pictures"
Jan. 13th, 2023 Chicago CWRT: Rob Girardi, topic TBA
Feb. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "The Confederacy's 'Infernal Machines'"
Mar. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Dwight Hughes on "Unlike Anything That Ever Floated"
Apr. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Al Olives on "The Boy Generals. George Custer, Wesley Merritt and the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac"
May 12th, Chicago CWRT: Brian Swartz on "Passing Through Fire: Joshua Chamberlain in the Civil War"
June 9th, Chicago CWRT: Tom Cartwright, topic TBA

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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