The Kankakee Valley Civil War Round Table
Presents its
16th Annual Civil War Symposium
 March 31, 2007
Our Guest Speakers  will include:

John F. Marszalek

"Henry W. Halleck and Willian T. Sherman;
A relationship of intersecting successes and failures."

  We welcome Mr. Marszalek back for a second time.
John retired in 2002 from Mississippi State University as a Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He is the Author or editor of 13 books, and over 250 articles and book reviews on the Civil War, race relations, and the Jacksonian period. He has lectured widely throughout the nation and has appeared on almost every TV network. Mr. Marszalek is the recipient of many teaching awards, among which is the Richard
Wright Literary Award (life-time achievement by a Mississippi  author).  
    His talk is a study of two of the most prominent generals of the Civil War, and their not so cordial relationship.

Marshall D. Krolick

"Council of War: Gettysburg, July 2, 1863"
A native Chicagoan, Mr. Krolick is an attorney in Chicago and has been a member of the Civil war Round Table since 1961, serving in almost all capacities,
including president. He has spoken on Civil War topics
throughout the U.S. and is a recipient of many awards.
His published works on the Civil War have appeared in
numerous publications.
  The July 2nd meeting called by Gen'l Meade and the
machinations by Hooker's chief of statt, Dan Butterfield,
resulted in a controversy as to Meade's intended battle
plan. That controversy, how it was created, perpetuated
and resolved, is today's topic.

Gordon C. Rhea

"Generalship of Grant & Lee during the
overland campaign-Spring, 1864."

    Gordon is a prominent lawyer in liability cases in both
the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands. He was also special assistant to the Chief Counsel, Senate, Select committee
on intelligence activities, and spent many years in private practice. He has written over 10 books on the Civil War and has had many articles printed in national publications. He lectures on military history and is
a regular contributor to TV programs related to Civil War history.
   Today he will lead us through the spring of 1864, during which the North suffered 55,000 causalities, and the South 33,000. We shall  discover who "won".

Kurt Carlson

"Backing the Boys:
Chicago Industry in the Civil War."
Kurt is a past president of the Chicago Round Table,
and also of the Salt Creek Round Table. He has spoken
to almost all of the groups in the area, and is a fervent
supporter of the study of history. He is a practicing
attorney, living in Wheaton, IL.
   In 1860 Chicago was called the "Queen of the Lakes", a business hub, the fastest growing metropolis on the contienet. Mr Carlson will take us on a tour of a city that had then, as today, a lot of good and a lot of bad.
It did have a huge impact on the Civil War, some aspects of  which still exist.

To mail in your registration  just print the form above, and inclose your check for all everyone attending.
Directions to Symposium 2007:
From the North, exit 1-57 at exit 322 (Manteno). go West 3/4 mile to US-45, go past US-45 approx 1 mile to N1000W road (there is a golf course sign at that intersection), turn south (left) approx. 5 miles. bon Vivant Country Club in on west (right) side of road.
From the South, exit 1-57 at exit 315, turn South (left) on Rt. 50 to first street-Amour Rd.-turn west (right) to Rt. 102 (approx. 3 miles). Turn right on Rt. 102 to Career Center Rd (approx. 1 mile), turn north (right) approx. 1 mile to Bon Vivant Country Club entrance on left.

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