Coventry Civil War Commemoration this Sunday

COVENTRY – The Coventry Town Museum Association and Coventry Town Historian Phyllis Lerwick will present the Fourth Annual Commemorative Event for a Civil War Veteran at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to attend.

The program will be held at the historic United Methodist Church and the Coventry Union Cemetery and Burial Ground on State Route 206 in Coventry.

This year’s event will honor Coventry native son Hezekiah Knickerbocker, born March 19, 1831. Knickerbocker fought with the 8th Cavalry, Company C at the Battle of Cedar Creek and was imprisoned at Salisbury Confederate Prison in North Carolina. He died from injuries sustained in battle in 1865, at the age of 34, and was buried in Coventry Union Cemetery.

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