On February 7, 2018

Guntis Goncarovs to address GMCWRT meet

Saturday, Feb. 10, 12 p.m.—WHITE RIVER JUNCTION— On Saturday, Feb. 10, Guntis Goncarovs will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Green Mountain Civil War Round Table (GMCWRT). The meeting will be held at the Bugbee Senior Center, 262 North Main St., White River Junction. Doors open at noon; an optional catered lunch from Big Fatty’s Barbecue is available at 12:15 p.m., followed by a short business meeting at 12:45 p.m.. The program, “The Men of the H.L. Hunley” will take place right after.
In February 1864, the Confederate submarine Hunley attacked and sank the USS Housatonic, a Union ship, but it did not survive the attack. All eight members of her crew were lost. In 1995, the sub was discovered and was raised in 2000. Its crew was still within.
Mr. Goncarovs has penned a novel of the men of the Hunley, “Convergence of Valor.” Using the known facts, he worked a story around the men and their part in the events that led to the sinking of the Housatonic on Feb. 17, 1864, and the Hunley’s mysterious disappearance shortly thereafter.
The meeting is open to the public. Reservations for the meal ($12) must be placed by noon, Feb. 8 at 802-296-2919 or auntis@comcast.net. Those not having dinner will be asked to pay a modest door fee to cover expenses. Founded in 1993, the GMCWRT welcomes all who are interested in this important time in the nation’s history.

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