Looking for a speaker for your Civil War Round Table, civic club, workshop or other history event?  Over the past ten-plus years I’ve delivered numerous presentations to a wide range of audiences.

Even better, these aren't the usual talks on battles, generals, or politicians, but original topics such as:

  • Quack Medicines and the Civil War
  • Phrenology and the Civil War
  • Yellow Fever in Galveston in the Civil War
  • The University of Notre Dame and the Civil War
  • Scientific American Magazine and the Civil War
  • and more!

Almost all of my presentations include one or more tables of artifacts and ephemera and I have a strict PLEASE TOUCH policy!



I have had the privilege of giving talks to the following organizations (and an even greater privilege of being invited back!):

Civil War Round Tables
McHenry County (IL) - FOUR TIMES!
The Woodlands (TX) - THREE TIMES!
Northern Illinois - TWICE!
St. Louis (MO) - TWICE!
Mahoning Valley (OH) - TWICE!
Lake County (IL)
Dallas (TX)
Fort Worth (TX)
Waco (TX)
Austin (TX)
Twin Cities (MN)

Society of Civil War Surgeons Annual Conference - TWICE!
National Museum of Civil War Medicine Conference - TWICE
Shadows-on-the-Teche (LA) Annual Encampment

Galveston Historical Foundation - Menard Summer Lecture Series
United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) #2426 - Richmond, TX
UDC #2523 - Conroe, TX

To get in touch, please contact me  by e-mail at schmidtjamesm at gmail dot com.