Robert I. Girardi


Civil War Historian, Author, Speaker and Consultant

Welcome to my world.

     I believe the Civil War era to be the most critical in our history. ​I have been studying all aspects of the Civil War for my entire life, from reading books, conducting research, writing, and visiting battlefields, to working with artifacts and documents. 

     I speak to groups of all ages and can craft a discussion appropriate to your venue. My programs are informative. entertaining and affordable. Contact me, I'm the Civil War Guy. 



Phone: 773-319-3508



October 9             Deerfield Questors/Chicago's Memory of the Civil War

October 15           Prairieville Irregulars/Waukesha/General John E. Smith, Galena's Forgotten                                       General

November 4         Questers/Shadow Over Chicago: Al Capone and the Windy City

November 9         Veterans Day/Union Ridge Cemetery/Old Glory SUV

November 12       Lake County Genealogical Society/The Changing Memory of the Civil War

November 21       Austin TX CWRT/Gouverneur K. Warren's Last Battle; The General and the                                          Historians

December 6         Northern Illinois CWRT/Leonidas Polk and the Fate of Kentucky in 1861


January 7           Barrington Questers/Shadow over Chicago: Al Capone and the Windy City

February 1         Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier/Milwaukee Sons of Union Veterans

February 14       Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign/Kenosha Civil War Museum

March 17           Lincoln Davis CWRT/TBD

April  11            Lincoln Tomb Ceremony/SUV

June 27              Tri-State CWRT Symposium/TBD

October 8          Joshua L. Chamberlain CWRT/TBD

October 9          Capitol City (Albany) CWRT/TBD

October 13        Green Mountain CWRT/TBD

October 14        CWRT of the Merrimack/TBD

October 16        CWRT of New Hampshire



Host Comments

phone: 773-319-3508


Available Programs

Accepting the Nevins-Freeman Award

       Chicago CWRT, Nov. 12, 2010

The Iron Brigade Association Award

          Milwaukee CWRT, 2014