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

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 14              CWRT Congress/The Murder of Major General Bull Nelson (zoom)

April 17              Old Glory SUV (Springfield)/Abraham Lincoln and the Common Soldier


January 4            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