Coventry honors Civil War surgeon in 5th annual event

COVENTRY – The Coventry Museum Association will posthumously honor another of the town’s civil war veterans with its fifth annual Civil War Commemorative Event this weekend.

This year’s honoree is Dr. Harrison H. Beecher, a Coventry native who served as assistant surgeon in the 114th New York Volunteers during that pivotal time in our nation’s history.

“He was born in Coventry and is buried in the family plot ... in Union Cemetery,” explained Town Historian Phyllis Lerwick, who added that members of the Beecher family still reside in the town of Coventry.

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