Announcements


2022 Battlefield Tour - West Virginia, June 1-5, 2022 See our Battlefield Tour page for more information


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People should check whether the event will be broadcast on Zoom.

2022
Sept. 24th, DuPage Civil War and Militaria Show
Oct. 3rd, Rockford CWRT: Robert Evans on "Historic Events Before, During and After the Civil War that Effect Us Today"
Oct. 5th, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Forum on Civil War Innovations
Oct. 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Jerry Allen on "The 8th Wisconsin"
Oct. 11th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: Jen Murray on "George Gordon Meade and the Civil War"
Oct. 11th, McHenry County CWRT: Charlie Banks on "Herman Haupt, Lincoln's Railroad Man"
Oct. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Mysteries of the CSS Hunley"
Oct. 15th, Salt Creek CWRT: Rob Girardi on "General John E. Smith, Galena's Forgotten General"
Oct. 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Gene Salecker on "Forrest's Railroad Raid"
Oct. 27th, South Suburban CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier"
Nov. 4th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Phil Angelo on "Morgan's Raid"
Nov. 7th, Rockford CWRT: Bob Presman on "Could the South Have Won the Civil War?"
Nov. 8th, McHenry County CWRT: Doug Dammann on "Benjamin Franklin White, Surgeon 1st Wisconsin Infantry"
Nov. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Mary Abroe, The Nevins-Freeman Address. "Historic Preservation and Civil War Battlefields: An American Story."
Nov. 15th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: Tim Hodge on "Robert Smalls and the Daring Escape with the Steamship Planter"
Nov. 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: John Horn on "Lee Besieged"
Nov. 17th, South Suburban CWRT: Diana Dretske on "The 96th Illinois"
Nov. 18th, Salt Creek CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "The Election of 1864"
Dec. 2nd, Northern Illinois CWRT: David Powell on "The Tullahoma Campaign"
Dec. 5th, Rockford CWRT: Bjorn Skaptason on "Illiniois Light Artillery Batteries Throughout the Civil War"
Dec. 9th, Chicago CWRT: Garry Adelman, "Midwest Civil War Photo Extravaganza"
Dec. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Pat Brennan on "Gettysburg in Pictures"
Dec.,, South Suburban CWRT: Holiday Party
Jan. 2nd, 2023, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Jan. 6th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Pat McCormick on "The North Anna"
Jan. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Rob Girardi, "The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas"
Jan. 26th, South Suburban CWRT: Steward Dempsey on "11th Corps at Gettysburg"
Feb. 3rd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Mary Abroe on "Civil War Centennial: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Bounds of Selective Memory"
Feb. 6th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Feb. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Charlie Knight on "Robert E. Lee"
Feb. 23rd, South Suburban CWRT: Larry Korczyk on "Gettysburg"
Mar. 3rd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Rob Girardi on TBA
Mar. 6th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Mar. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Dwight Hughes on "Unlike Anything That Ever Floated"
March 23rd, South Suburban CWRT: Gail Stevens on "Lew Wallace at Shiloh"
Apr. 3rd, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Apr. 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Michael Wynne on "The Real Story of the Rock Island POW Camp" (zoom only)
Apr. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Richard Holloway on "The Red River Campaign"
Apr. 27th, South Suburban CWRT: Gordon Ramsey on "The Role of Music in the Civil War"
May 1st, Rockford CWRT: TBA
May 5th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Wayne Rhine on "The Kearsarge"
May 12th, Chicago CWRT: Sean Michael Chick on "Grant's Left Hook: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign"
May 18th, South Suburban CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Little Egypt's Civil War: The 31st Illinois and 15th Tennessee at Shiloh"
June 2nd, Northern Illinois CWRT: David Zarefsky on "The Strategy of Lincoln's First Inaugural Address"
June 5th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
June 9th, Chicago CWRT: Tom Cartwright, topic TBA
July 3rd, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Aug. 7th, Rockford CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "The Election of 1864"
Sept. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Al Olives on "The Boy Generals. George Custer, Wesley Merritt and the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac"
Sept. 11th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Oct. 2nd, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Nov. 6th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Dec. 4th, Rockford CWRT: 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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