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 2014-2015 program year.

Our meetings take place at the Mart Plaza Holiday Inn, 350 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Validated hotel parking is $14.
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 $49 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 DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org.

Dinner reservations should be received by Wednesday 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.

December 12, 2014

Ogden Jim Ogden on:
“Nevins-Freeman Address: The Fight at Reed's Bridge“

The CWRT of Chicago is pleased to have our old friend, and the friend of many Round Tables, Jim Ogden, as our 2014-15 Nevins-Freeman Award Winner. Jim joins our distinguished list of awardees, which includes Bruce Catton and James McPherson. His address will be on the engagement at Reed's Bridge, part of the Battle of Chickamauga.

James Ogden III has been chief historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga since 1988. A native of tidewater Maryland and a graduate of Frostburg State University, Jim worked as an interpreter at Point Lookout State Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and as a Federal Law Enforcement Ranger at Russell Cave National Monument. In 1986 he transferred to the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park where he trained as a Park Service historian under Robert K. Krick. Jim has appeared on episodes of the History Channel’s “Civil War Journal” and “Civil War Combat.” He is currently writing a history of the 48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Ogden lives in North Georgia.

Entrée choices are:
Prime Rib
Baked Salmon

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For our 2014-15 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:

Sept. 12th
Frank Varney
on General Grant and the Rewriting of History

Oct. 10th
Mark Bradley
on Joe Hooker, O. O. Howard, and the Atlanta Campaign of 1864

Nov. 14th
Steve Towne
on How Army Intelligence Foiled Confederate Plots in Chicago

Dec. 12th
Jim Ogden
Nevins-Freeman Address

Jan. 9th, 2015
John Horn
on George Barnard and the 12th Virginia Infantry

Feb. 13th
Leslie Goddard
on Gone With the Wind and the Construction of Civil War Memory

Mar. 13th
Tom Huntington
on Searching for George Gordon Meade

Apr. 14th
Michael Burlingame
on The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

May 8th
Eric Leonard
on Cartel, Code, and Consequences at Andersonville

June 12th
Gary Adelman
4D Civil War Photography Extravaganza

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