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Candice Shy Hooper-Union Genera's Wives-6/12/2018 (TBD)
Gary Casteel - Life of a CW Sculptor - 5/8/2018 (TBD)
Gregg Clemmer - General Ed Johnson - 4/10/2018 (TBD)


Click HERE to find out about a treasure trove of audio recordings dating back to 1951 available from the Chicago CWRT.
Robert Lee Hodge on:
"Confederates in the Attic"


A PDF copy of the PowerPoint to Mr. Hodge's presentation will soon be available by clicking HERE  (NOTE: For copyright purposes, the slides contained in this document vary in part from those displayed during the presentation and discussed in the audio recording).

Robert Lee Hodge - born on Stonewall Jackson’s birthday - has had a keen interest in The War Between the States since age 4.
For over 25 years Robert has worked in historical based films – from dramas like ABC's North and South and TNT’s Gettysburg and Andersonville, to many programs on The History Channel, Arts and Entertainment Channel, and the National Geographic Channel, to his own Civil War documentaries that have won 5 Tally awards and an Emmy in 2007.

Robert has been featured on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, NBC's Late, Late Show, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the PBS program Going Places, C-SPAN II, and on the National Public Radio program Soundscapes.

Robert has also written for The Nashville Tennessean, America’s Civil War magazine, The Washington Post, and North and South magazine. He played a major role in the New York Times' 1998 best-selling book Confederates in the Attic (and appears on the cover) hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Tony Hurwitz, on an eclectic and memorable Civil War tour-de-force of historic sites.  Robert was a historical researcher, primarily at The National Archives and Library of Congress, working with nationally-recognized experts. He also was principle researcher on Time-Life Books 18-volume series Voices of the Civil War and The Illustrated History of the Civil War.

Robert became interested in preserving historic green space when he interned with the National Park Service's Civil War Sites Advisory Commission. Rob has organized battlefield preservation fundraisers that have garnered over $140,000 for the purchase of endangered battlefield land. He serves on the board of directors of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, an organization that has protected nearly one thousand acres near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  

Robert had for purchase at the dinner his Tally award-winning documentaries on the battles on Spotsylvania, VA, and Perryville, KY, as well as his Emmy-award winner on Franklin, TN.  He will also have information on how to join the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.

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Fergus Bordewich
on "The Compromise of 1850"


Author Fergus M. Bordewich speaks to the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia on December 11, 2012, regarding the Compromise of 1850.

Visit to learn more about Mr. Bordewich and to purchase his books, including America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise that Preserved the Union.

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