Confederate submarine subject of next CWRT program

Confederate submarine subject of next CWRT program

The Hunley, a submarine used by the South in the Civil War, will be the subject of the next Civil War Round Table program on June 18 at the Wayne County Historical Society’s schoolhouse in Wooster.


The Wayne County Civil War Round Table, which is free, will meet June 18 at 6:30 p.m., featuring John C. Spaziani presenting The H.L. Hunley — The Rest of the Story.

Spaziani has presented to the Wayne County Civil War Round Table several times. He has portrayed Gen. Samule Cooper, Ward Hill Lamon and Col. William Calvin Oates. He also portrays Lt. George Erasmus Dixon, last captain of the Confederate submarine The Hunley, in a first-person drama.

His latest Hunley presentation includes a summary of the mission and a personal look at the crew. He will take guests “behind the scenes” with a look into the Warren Lasch Preservation Laboratory, introduce the preservationists and researchers, show the history of restoration, and describe the individual crew members’ artifacts restored from the raised submarine.

A resident of South Carolina, Spaziani is an active member of the Civil War Heritage Foundation Alumni who participates in mostly East Coast Civil War events, from Appomattox to Vicksburg. He has attended many Civil War anniversary events from the 145th to present.

The program will be held at the Wayne County Historical Society schoolhouse, 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster. There is parking onsite — enter from the Spink Street entrance — and along the fence in the Drug Mart parking lot. For more information about the Wayne County Historical Society, visit

For questions or more information, call or email Penny Gasbarre at 330-845-3069 or

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