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2019 Battlefield Tour - Vicksburg Campaign, May 2-5, 2019
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2019
March 15th, Salt Creek CWRT: Mary Abroe on "Saving Antietam: 100 Years of Challenges Met and Lessons Learned"
March 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Jim Pula on "Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps"
March 20th, Starved Rock CWRT in Ottawa: Chuck Sanders on "The W. H. L. Wallace Family"
March 28th, South Suburban CWRT: Ron Larson on "Wisconsin during the Civil War"
April 3rd, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Charles Gunther: A Yankee in Dixie"
April 5th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Dan Patterson on "General Longstreet"
April 9th, McHenry County CWRT: Trevor Steinbach on "Civil War Medicine"
April 9th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: Matt VanAcker on "Michigan's Civil War Regimental Battle Flags"
April 12th, Chicago CWRT: Brad Gottfried on "Maps of Fredericksburg"
April 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Larry Tagg on "The Generals of Shiloh"
April 17th, Starved Rock CWRT in Ottawa: Scott Wallace on "Yellow Tavern"
April 19th, Salt Creek CWRT: John Matuszek on "Sherman's Working Battery: History of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery H"
April 25th, South Suburban CWRT: Phil Angelo on "Mexico and the Civil War"
April 27th, Chicagoland Civil War and Militaria Show, Wheaton Fair Grounds
May 1st, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Civil War Corps Command"
May 3rd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Damn the Torpedoes: Hi-Tech Rebs and their Infernal Machines"
May 10th, Chicago CWRT: John Horn on "The Petersburg Regiment in the Civil War: the 12th Virginia"
May 14th, McHenry County CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Damn the Torpedoes: Hi-Tech Rebs and their Infernal Machines"
May 15th, Starved Rock CWRT in Ottawa: Sarah Manz on "Quilt Symbols"
May 16th, South Suburban CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg"
May 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Jerry Allen on "Wisconsin--Hotbed of Secession?"
May 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: John Scales on "The Battles of Nathan Bedford Forrest"
June 5th, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Pizza Party
June 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Matthew Switlick on "Loomis' Battery"
June 11th, McHenry County CWRT: Frank Crawford on "Leeds Cannon at the Boone County History Museum"
June 14th, Chicago CWRT: Doug Dammann on "Elmer Ellsworth and his Zouaves"
June 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Lance Herdegen on "Union Soldiers in the Civil War"
July 9th, McHenry County CWRT: Steve Acker on "Petersburg"
July 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Bill Teschner portrays "General Sherman"
Aug. 10th, McHenry County CWRT: "Show N Tell"
Aug. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Douglas Stiles on "Abraham Lincoln's Watch"
Sept. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Janet Croon on "The War Outside My Window"
Sept. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Kate Masur on "They Knew Lincoln"
Sept. 20th, Salt Creek CWRT: Georgiann Baldino on "A Family and Nation Under Fire"
Sept. 28th, Chicagoland Civil War and Militaria Show, Wheaton Fair Grounds
Oct. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Jim Lighthizer on "Battlefield Preservation"
Oct. 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Steve Davis on "A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign"
Nov. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Ethan Rafuse on "The Valley Campaign of 1862"
Nov. 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Janet Croon on "The War Outside My Window"
Dec. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Daniel Weinberg on "Musings of a Collecting Voyeur"
Dec. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Geogiann Baldino on "A Family and Nation Under Fire"

2020
Jan. __, Chicago CWRT: Pam Toler on "Heroines of Mercy Sreet: Nurses in the Civil War"
Jan. 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Mike Ward on "Artillery in the Civil War"
Feb. __, Chicago CWRT: Connie Langum on "Wilson's Creek"
Feb. 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Battlefield Balladeers perform "Songs of the Civil War"
Mar. __, Chicago CWRT: David Sutherland on "VMI's Civil War Legacy"
Mar. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Uncle Billy Sherman"
Apr. __, Chicago CWRT: Michael Shaffer on "Recollections of the 1st Virginia Cavalry"
Apr. 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Michael Hardy on "General Lee's Immortals"
May __, Chicago CWRT: Wil Greene on "The Petersburg Campaign"
May 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: John Horn on "The Petersburg Regiment in the Civil War"
June __, Chicago CWRT: Brian Wills on "George Henry Thomas"
June 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Frank Varney on "General Grant and the Rewriting of History"
July 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Dave Powell on "Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah"
Sept. __, Chicago CWRT: Earl Hess, The Nevins-Freeman Address
Oct. __, Chicago CWRT: Stuart Sanders on TBD
Nov. __, Chicago CWRT: John R. Scales on TBD
Dec. __, Chicago CWRT: Dave Powell on TBD

2021
Jan. __, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Feb. __, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Mar. __, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Apr. __, Chicago CWRT: Ron Kirkwood on TBD
May __, Chicago CWRT: Michael Hardy on TBD
June __, Chicago CWRT: Chris Loperfido on TBD
Sept. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on TBD
Oct. 8th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Nov. 12th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Dec. 10th, Chicago CWRT: TBD

2022
Jan. 14th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Feb. 11th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
March 11th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Apr. 8th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
May 13th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
June 10th, Chicago CWRT: 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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