June 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm


Robert Girardi




In September 1862, during a military crisis in Kentucky, Union Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis shot and killed Major General William Nelson in the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville. Davis committed the deed inf front of numerous witnesses, yet he was never tried for the murder. Robert I Girardi, historian and retired Chicago Police Homicide Detective investigates this murder and details the events surrounding this incident.


Robert I Girardi is a lifelong student of the Civil War. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays and articles and speaks on a variety of Civil War topics. He is a past president of the Chicago Civil War Round Table and a recipient of the Chicago CWRT’s Nevins-Freeman award, and the Milwaukee CWRT’s Iron Brigade Association Award for scholarship. He gives presentations at all levels of interest to audiences all across the United States. He is a retired Chicago Police Detective with 31 years of service.


For more information, refer to his website, www.robertgirardi.com