2023 Battlefield Tour - Red River Campaign, May 3-7, 2023 See our Battlefield Tour page for more information



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

Dec. 2nd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Pat McCormick on "The North Anna"
Dec. 5th, Rockford CWRT: Bjorn Skaptason on "Illinois Light Artillery Batteries Throughout the Civil War"
Dec. 7th, Kankankee Valley CWRT: Nick Kaup on "The Sons of Union Veterans"
Dec. 9th, Chicago CWRT: Garry Adelman, "Midwest Civil War Photo Extravaganza"
Dec. 15th, South Suburban CWRT: Holiday Party
Dec. 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Jan Rasmussen om "Civil War in the Northwest: The Dakota War"
Dec. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Pat Brennan on "Gettysburg in Pictures"
Jan. 2nd, 2023, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Jan. 6th, Northern Illinois CWRT: David Powell on "The Tullahoma Campaign"
Jan. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Rob Girardi, "The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas"
Jan. 21st, Salt Creek CWRT: Jonathon Sebastian on "The Valley Campaign of 1864"
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. 18th, Salt Creek CWRT: Paul Wood on "General Lee's War"
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"
Mar. 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
Oct. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Carleton Young
Nov. 6th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Nov. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Ernest Dollar
Dec. 4th, Rockford CWRT: TBA
Dec. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Scott Mingus
Jan. 12th, 2024, Chicago CWRT: Pat and Dylan Brennan
Feb. 9th, Chicago CWRT: Harold Knudsen
Mar. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Chris Bryan
April 12th, Chicago CWRT: Steve Knowlton
May 10th, Chicago CWRT: Lynn and Julianne Herman
June 14th, Chicago CWRT: Tim Smith ( Nevins-Freeman)

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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