The Kankakee Valley Civil War Round Table
Presents its
15th Annual Civil War Symposium
 April 1, 2006

To mail in your registration  just print the form above, and inclose your check for all everyone attending.
Our Guest Speakers include:
 John C. Waugh
"Stonewall Jackson & George McClellan:
Two Classmates,
Two Generals,
Two Destinies"

   Waugh has written at least five books on the Civil War, along with contributions to American Heritage,
the New York Times, The Nation, civil War times Illustrated, and many other periodicals.
He served as media specialist to V.P.Nelson Rockefeller, and press agent to Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico.
   John began writing Civil War books in 1989. He
says that covering the past is not unlike covering the present. The only difference is that all his sources are dead. The list of his awards and accomplishments is way too long to print here. His latest book is "20 Reasons to Study the Civil War".
Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D.
"Infernal Machines:
The Battle of Hampton Roads &  Recovery
of the Monitor Turret"

   Craig is Chief Historian at the USSS monitor Center at the mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.
  He retired from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2005 after three decades as professor of history, where he received many awards for excellence in various fieds. He has written 10 books, and published more than a hundred book chapters or articles in academic and popular journals.
   Mr. Symonds will discuss naval strategy in using iron-clad vessels, and the famous battle itself-finishing with the loss of both vessels and the recovery of the Monitor turret in 2002. He will also present an overview of the new Monitor Center at the Mariner's Museum.
 Daniel Weinbert
"Lincoln's Assassins:
Their Trial and Execution"

   Dan is the proprietor of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. He is a familiar figure in the Chicago Round Table, and at Civil War shows all over the country. His Shop is not only a major source of Civil War books, but also for photographs, prints, and
many other collectibles.
   Through a Slide presentation, he will tell how the conspirators to Lincoln's murder were hunted down, tried, and executed. He will use photographic images
of the time, and newspapers, pamphlets, prints, broadsides and ephemera of the day. 
 Gene Eric Salecker
"Disaster on the Mississippi-
The Sultana Explosion 4/27/1865"
   Gene received a degree in history from Northeastern Illinois University in 1982, but was interested in the Sultana before that.   His book was published in 1996 and he has since written three other books. He now teaches 7th grade social studies in Bensonville, IL.
   His subject is the result of twenty years of intense study, and interviews with relatives of survivors of this tragedy. The worst part of this horrible disaster is that it was caused by greed and incompetence.

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