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7:30pm     Friends Annual Meeting w/ Nicholas Bellantoni
Category : General
Come hear retired state archaeologist, Nicholas Bellantoni, talk about "The Search for Ezra Chamberlin and the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley". In 2000 the confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley (the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat) was raised from the depths of Charleston Harbor and seen for the first time in 136 years. An archaeological investigation of the Hunley's interior yielded a surprising item: the ID tag of Ezra Chamberlin, a Union soldier from Killingly, CT. Did this Connecticut Yankee die on a Confederate submarine? While telling the story of the Hunley, Nicholas Bellantoni searches for the fate of Ezra Chamberli ...

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