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
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
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:
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For our 2014-15 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:
Frank Varney on General Grant and the Rewriting of History
Mark Bradley on Joe Hooker, O. O. Howard, and the Atlanta Campaign of 1864
Steve Towne on How Army Intelligence Foiled Confederate Plots in Chicago
Jim Ogden Nevins-Freeman Address
Jan. 9th, 2015
John Horn on George Barnard and the 12th Virginia Infantry
Leslie Goddard on Gone With the Wind and the Construction of Civil War Memory
Tom Huntington on Searching for George Gordon Meade
Michael Burlingame on The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Eric Leonard on Cartel, Code, and Consequences at Andersonville
Gary Adelman 4D Civil War Photography Extravaganza
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