2022 Battlefield Tour - West Virginia, June 1-5, 2022 See our Battlefield Tour page for more information



With the Government-ordered shutdowns, people should check with the sponsoring organization as to whether the event has been cancelled, and/or whether the event will be broadcast on Zoom.

Jan. 14th, Chicago CWRT: Rob Girardi on "General John E. Smith"
Jan. 15th, Salt Creek CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Little Egypt's Civil War: the 15th TN and 31st IL"
Jan. 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Dave Powell on "The Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War"
Jan. 27th, South Suburban CWRT: Jim Hessler on "General Sickles"
Feb. 7th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: David Dixon on "Radical Warrior: August Willich's Journey from German Revolutionary to Union General"
Feb. 11th, Chicago CWRT: Ann Durkin Keating on "Juliette Kinzie, the Civil War, and the Making of Chicago"
Feb. 12th, Two Old Goats in Cedar Lake: Dennis Doyle on "Irish Brigade at Gettysburg"
Feb. 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: David Dixon on "The Civil War as a Radical International Revolution"
Feb. 19th, Salt Creek CWRT: Jon Sebastian on "Turning the Table: The Gettysburg Campaign"
Feb. 24th, South Suburban CWRT: Jen Murray on "General Meade"
March 7th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Alan Ovies on "The Boy Generals: George Custer, Wesley Merritt and the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac"
March 11th, Chicago CWRT: Mark Laubacher on "The USS Red Rover: Hospital of Firsts"
March 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Neil Chatelein on "Defending the Arteries of Rebellion"
March 24th, South Suburban CWRT: Eric Linblade on "The 26th North Carolina"
Apr. 2nd, Two Old Goats in Cedar Lake: David Keller on "Command at Antietam"
Apr. 4th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Rick Schaus on "Lee is Trapped and Must Be Taken: Eleven Fateful Days After Gettysburg"
Apr. 8th, Chicago CWRT: Jeffrey Hunt on "Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station and Mine Run"
Apr. 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Ken Rutherford on "America's Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War"
Apr. 28th, South Suburban CWRT: Gordon Dammann on "Civil War Medicine"
May 2nd, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Chris Mackowski on "The Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy"
May 13th, Chicago CWRT: Dr. Thomas Carson on "Lincoln as Moral Exemplar"
May 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Mark Bielski on "The Fall of New Orleans: A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy"
May 19th, South Suburban CWRT: Brian Conroy on "Little Egypt's Civil War"
June 6th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Dave Oberg on "Sons of Thunder: The History of Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery"
June 10th, Chicago CWRT: Lauren Szady on TBD
June 21st, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Jerry Wooten on "The Battle of Johnsonville"
July 11th, Rock Valley (Rockford) CWRT: Steve Acker on "The Life of a Soldier at Petersburg"
July 19th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Derek Maxfield on "Hellmira"
Aug. 16th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Charles Knight on "From Arlington to Appomattox--Civil War Day by Day"
Sept. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on "Seceding from Secession"

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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