2015 Battlefield tour

Lee’s Retreat and Surrender at Appomattox Court House

Date: October 16-17, 2015

For details contact:
Kathleen Lange

The Northern Illinois Civil War Round Table

Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings.

LincolnWe meet September through June, generally on the first Friday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2014-2015 program year. Discussion Meetings are also held the third Saturday of the month, where a topic is selected for open discussion, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom at the Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 1375 Palatine Road, Hoffman Estates, IL.

Arlington Heights Historical Museum
Across the street from Arlington Heights Library
110 West Fremont St., Arlington Heights, IL
For more information, contact Thomas DeFranco (708) 456-2251


Our annual banquet is on June 5, 2015 at Concorde Banquets, 20922 North Rand Road, Kildeer, Il.

Chris Kolakowski will be speaking on the Naval War in 1864.


For our 2014-2015 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:

September 5, 2014

Charlie Knight

Battle of New Market

October 10, 2014

Lee White 

Battle of Allatoona Pass

November 7, 2014

Tom DeFranco

36th Illinois Regiment

December 5, 2014

Pat McCormick

Red River Campaign

January 9, 2015

Jerry Allen

Sioux Uprising of 1862

February 6, 2015

Bruce Allardice

Civil War Movies

March 6, 2015

Rob Girardi

Gouvernor K. Warren

April 3, 2015

Dr. Frank Varney

General Grant and the Re-writing of History

May 1, 2015

Eric Wittenberg

John Buford at Gettysburg

June 5, 2015

Chris Kolakowski

The Naval War in 1864