Coventry honors Civil War veteran in 6th annual event

COVENTRY – The Coventry Museum Association will posthumously honor another of the town’s Civil War veterans with its sixth annual Civil War Commemorative Event on Oct. 10.

According to Museum Association President Phyllis Lerwick, this year’s honoree is Private Adam Carson, a Coventry resident with a unique past.

“We have quite a bit of information on his story,” Lerwick said, explaining Carson, whose former residence on Nurse-Hollow Road is still standing, began his military career with the 5th New York Heavy Artillery, Company G. He was captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek, and sent to Salsbury Prison. While a prisoner of war, he swore allegiance to the Confederate Army.

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