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Robert I. Girardi

        Historian

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. 

 

email: cvlwarguy@aol.com

Phone: 773-319-3508

Schedule

 

2024

February 20        Clarinda Cady Questers/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier

March 5              Patty Turner Center/The Changing Memory of the Civil War

March 26            Woodstock Public Library/The Civil War Generals

April 7                Galena Historical Society/John Eugene Smith, Galena's Forgotten General

June 10               CWRT of Northeast Indiana/The Civil War Generals

June 11               CWRT of Southwest Michigan/The Midwest Fights the Civil War

June 22               Abraham Lincoln Association Cantigny/General John E. Smith

July 30                Patty Turner Center/The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas

August 5             Rock River CWRT/Civil War Engineers

August 13           Kenosha Civil War Museum/Illinois at Vicksburg part 1

August 20           Kenosha Civil War Museum/Illinois at Vicksburg part 2

September 10      McHenry County CWRT/Rank Discord

September 14      Salt Creek CWRT/Stonewall Jackson, the Man, the Myth and the Legend

2023

January 12           Milwaukee CWRT/The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas

January 13           Chicago CWRT/The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas

March 3               Northern Illinois CWRT/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier

March 7               Patty Turner Center, Deerfield Park/The Midwest Fights the Civil War

March 13             CWRT of Northeast Indiana/The Murder of Major General William Nelson

March 14             CWRT  of Southwest Michigan/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier

March 16             McHenry County College/The Murder of Major General William Nelson

April 3                 McHenry County College/John Eugene Smith, Galena's Forgotten General

April 4                 Niles Senior Center/Chicago's Memory of the Civil War

May 16                Old Glory Camp 61-65 SUV/John Eugene Smith, Galena's Forgotten General

June 3                  Jacksonville Civil War Conference/Gouverneur Kemble's Warren's Last Battle,                                             the General vs the Historians

June 17                Cantigny Symposium/The Detective as Historian, Using Primary Sources as                                                    Evidence

June 28                Bernard Horwich JCC/Chicago's Memory of the Civil War

July 21                 Madison County CWRT (KY)/The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas

August 11            Kenosha Civil War Museum/The Union Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas

September 6        Kankakee Valley CWRT/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier

September 19      Patty Turner Center/The Civil War Generals

September 19      Lincoln/Davis CWRT/John Eugene Smith, Galena's Forgotten General

September 26      Woodstock Public Library/The Murder of Major General William Nelson

December 1         Northern Illinois CWRT/Stonewall Jackson, the Man, the Myth and the Legend

December 4         Rock River CWRT/Stonewall Jackson, the Man, the Myth and the Legend

December 16       Salt Creek CWRT/Memorabilia Event, Civil War Corps Badges

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phone: 773-319-3508

email: cvlwarguy@aol.com

Available Programs

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Accepting the Nevins-Freeman Award

       Chicago CWRT, Nov. 12, 2010

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The Iron Brigade Association Award

          Milwaukee CWRT, 2014

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