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



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/Gouverneur Kemble Warren's Last Battle: The General                                    and the Historians (canceled because of Covid19 shutdown)

June 20              Abraham Lincoln Assoc./Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier

                           (canceled due to Covid19 shutdown)

June 27              Tri-State CWRT Symposium/Gouverneur Kemble Warren's Last Battle: The                                     General and the Historians (canceled due to Covid19 shutdown)

October 8          Joshua L. Chamberlain CWRT/TBD

October 9          Capitol District (Albany) CWRT/TBD

October 13        Green Mountain CWRT/TBD

October 14        CWRT of the Merrimack/TBD

October 16        CWRT of New Hampshire/Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign

November 10    Waukesha CWRT/Railroad Defense in the Atlanta Campaign

November 17    Prairieville Irregulars/TBD

November 20    Salt Creek CWRT/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier


January 5            Barrington Questors/Chicago Fights the Civil War



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