It occurs to me that not everyone knows about the chat room. CWi used to run a live chat room, but it got to be too much to keep up with. When we were about to close it down, we got an offer from the one webmaster that I would trust to take it over - Shotgun.
If you're not aware of Shotgun's site, I assure you it's one of the best and most useful Civil War sites on the net, run by a man I truly admire. It's found at http://www.civilwarhome.com . Anyway Shotgun now hosts the chat room. More details can be found here. It's a great place!