Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings.
Attend the dinner and presentation, or just the presentation.
Recordings of many of the meetings are available for a small charge, click here for a printable list of Recorded Meetings
We meet September through June, generally on the second Friday evening of each month.
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2015-2016 program year.
Our meetings now take place at the Holiday Inn O'Hare, 5615 N. Cumberland, Chicago, IL 60631. Parking is FREE.
Click here for a map and directions to the Holiday Inn
5:30 pm Cash Bar, 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm Presentation
Dinner/Presentation is $50 per person – There is always a choice of entrée. (Entrée options are listed below.) Make checks payable to "The Civil War Round Table".
Presentation only is $10 per person. Payable at the door, cash or check. Be there by 7:15.
Please make your reservation in advance by contacting us at (630)460-1865 or
Dinner reservations should be received by Sunday evening prior to the meeting. When you make your dinner reservation, please be sure to indicate your entrée choice.
Presentation only reservations are appreciated but not required to attend.
September 11, 2015
Dale Phillips on:
“The Capture of New Orleans“
The capture of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1, 1862) during the Civil War was an important event for the Union. Having fought past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Union was unopposed in its capture of the city itself, which was spared the destruction suffered by many other Southern ciities. This capture of the largest Confederate city was a major turning point in the war and an incident of international importance.
Dale Phillips, an expert on New Orleans and the Civil War, is Historian and Superintendent at Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
A native of New Jersey, his 30-year career with the park service has included assignments at the Gettysburg, Fort Sumter and Chickamauga national parks and battlefields. Dale has presented to our CWRT several times in the past.
Entrée choices are:
Vegetarian or Fruit Plates
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For our 2015-16 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:
Sept. 11th: Dale Phillips on The Capture of New Orleans
Oct. 9th: Dennis Frye, Nevins-Freeman Award Address on John Brown: The Spark that Ignited the War
Nov. 13th: Philip Leigh on Trading with the Enemy
Dec. 11th: Dave Keller on Camp Douglas
Jan. 8th, 2016: David Moore on William S. Rosecrans
Feb. 12th: Don Doyle on The Cause of All Nations
Mar. 11th: Bruce Kraig on Why the Civil War Made our Modern Food
Apr. 8th: Greg Biggs on Nashville: Siren's Song of the Confederacy
May 13th: Glenna Schroeder-Lein on The Soldiers' Home in Civil War America
June 10th: Dale Phillips Ben Butler and the Federal Occupation of New Orleans
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