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Mar. 28th, South Suburban CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "11th New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg"
April 1st, Rock Valley CWRT: Stanley Campbell on "Money and Banking in the Civil War"
April 5th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Larry Hewitt on "Port Hudson in Photos"
April 9th, McHenry County CWRT: Bob Grenier on "Central Florida's Civil War Veterans"
April 9th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: Matt Van Acker on "Lansing and the Civil War"
April 12th, Chicago CWRT: Will Greene on "The Cracker Line in the Battle of Chattanooga"
April 13th, Salt Creek CWRT: Diana Dretske on "The Bonds of War: the 96th Illinois"
April 14th, Northwest Indiana CWRT: Dan Van Haften on "Lincoln and the Structure of Reason"
April 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Father Bob Miller on "Forgotten Victims of Disease at Vicksburg"
April 20th, DuPage Civil War Memorabilia Show
April 25th, South Suburban CWRT: Phil Spaugy on "The 19th Indiana"
May 3rd, Northern Illinois CWRT: Jon Sebastian on "When Draftees Did Their Duty: Four Months in the 51st Illinois Infantry"
May 6th, Rock Valley CWRT: Dave Oberg on "Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery"
May 10th, Chicago CWRT: Lynn and Julianne Herman on "The Allegheny Arsenal Explosion"
May 14th, McHenry County CWRT: Ed Urban on "Charles Rivers Ellet, the Queen of the West and the USS Indianola"
May 14th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: TBA
May 16th, South Suburban CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Loose Lips: Secrecy in the Civil War"
May 18th, Salt Creek CWRT: Bob Presman in "God is on Our Side: Religion in the Civil War"
May 19th, Northwest Indiana CWRT: Doug Dammann on "If a Collection Could Talk"
May 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Little Egypt in The Civil War"
June 3rd, Rock Valley CWRT: Bob Pressman on "Religion in the Civil War"
June 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Diana Dretske on "The Bonds of War: the 96th Illinois"
June 11th, McHenry County CWRT: Bob Pressman on "John Brown, Hero or Terrorist? Martyr or Madman?"
June 11th, Southwest Michigan CWRT: TBA
June 14th, Chicago CWRT: Tim Smith (Nevins-Freeman Award) on "Vicksburg"
June 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Steve Alban on "The Election of 1860"
July 1st, Rock Valley CWRT: Bjorn Skaptason "Illinois Light Artillery Batteries at the Battle of Atlanta"
July 9th, McHenry County CWRT: Jerry Allen on "And Then He was a Lion: Major General James Steedman"
July 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Diana Dretske on "The Bonds of War: the 96th Illinois"
Aug. 5th, Rock Valley CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Civil War Engineers"
Aug. 13th, McHenry County CWRT: TBD
Aug. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Dennis Doyle on "Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg"
Sept. 6th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Leslie Goddard, topic TBA
Sept. 9th, Rock Valley CWRT: Dwight Hughes on "The Battle of Hampton Roads"
Sept. 10th, McHenry County CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Rank Discord"
Sept. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Jim Hessler on "Dan Sickles"
Sept. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: John Hopkins on "The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913"
Sept. 21st, DuPage Civil War Memorabilia Show
Oct. 4th, Northern Illinois CWRT: TBA
Oct. 7th, Rock Valley CWRT: TBA
Oct. 8th, McHenry County CWRT: Don Hatch on "Custer, His Rebel Buddy, Harpers Ferry and John Yates Beall"
Oct. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Larry Hewitt on "The Birth of Combat Photography"
Oct. 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Alex Rossino on "Calamity at Fredericksburg"
Nov. 1st, Northern Illinois CWRT: Doug Stiles on "Lincoln's Watch"
Nov. 4th, Rock Valley CWRT: Douglas Egerton on "Thunder at the Gates"
Nov. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Kent Masterson Brown on TBA
Nov. 12th, McHenry County CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "'Loose Lips;' Military Secrecy in the Civil War"
Dec. 2nd, Rock Valley CWRT: Dan Weinberg on "Dealing in Historical Artifacts"
Dec. 6th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Dave Oberg on "The 1st Illinois Light Artillery"
Dec. 10th, McHenry County CWRT: Derrick Lindow on "Partisan Warfare in Western Kentucky in 1862" (zoom only)
Dec. 13th, Chicago CWRT: Jon Sebastian on TBA
Dec. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Chuck Rebesco on "Last Man Standing--20th Indiana at Gettysburg"
Jan. 3rd, 2025: Northern Illinois CWRT: Gordon Ramsey on "Civil War Music"
Jan. 10th, 2025 Chicago CWRT: Brian Butka on "Col. Albert Myer, Founder of the Signal Corps"
Feb. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Hampton Newsome on "Gettysburg's Southern Front"
Mar. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Gerry Prokopowicz on TBA
Apr. 12th, Chicago CWRT: Peter Carmichael on "War and the Common Soldier"
May 9th, Chicago CWRT: Steve Phan on TBA
June 13th, Chicago CWRT: Dave Powell (Nevins-Freeman Award) on 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.

House Divided Series
Bjorn Skaptason at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop reminds us of their series of Civil War talks. For more information on these and upcoming events, visit Abraham Lincoln Bookshop.

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