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.
I am alive and well and making presentations in person wherever invited.
January 5 (Canceled due to covid shutdown) Barrington Questors/Chicago Fights the Civil War
April 13 Maine Township Town Hall/Shadow Over Chicago: Al Capone and the Windy City (zoom)
April 13 Loudon County CWRT (VA)/Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign (zoom)
April 14 CWRT Congress/The Murder of Major General Bull Nelson (zoom)
April 17 Old Glory SUV (Springfield)/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier
April 23 Breakthrough Ideas/Wheaton/Detective Q&A
May 31 Sons of Union Veterans/Memorial Day Address, Union Ridge Cemetery
July 13 Maine Township Town Hall/The Changing Memory of the Civil War
August 14 SUV Grave Dedication, Rosehill Cemetery
October 12 Green Mountain CWRT/TBD
October 13 CWRT of the Merrimack/The Civil War Generals
October 14 Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain CWRT/TBD
October 15 CWRT of New Hampshire/Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign
October 16 CWRT of Connecticut/TBD
October 23 Salt Creek CWRT at Glen Ellyn Historical Society/Chicago's Memory of the Civil War
January 4 Barrington Questors/Chicago Fights the Civil War
June 9 Tennessee Valley CWRT/The Murder of Major General William Nelson
December 1 Cobb County CWRT/The Murder of Major General William Nelson
January 12 Milwaukee CWRT/TBD
January 13 Chicago CWRT/TBD
Accepting the Nevins-Freeman Award
Chicago CWRT, Nov. 12, 2010
The Iron Brigade Association Award
Milwaukee CWRT, 2014