Coventry hosts Civil War commemoration

The Coventry Museum Association honored another of the town’s civil war veterans at its sixth annual Civil War Commemoration on Sunday. This year’s honoree was Private Adam Carson, a Coventry resident with a unique past. 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 Salisbury Prison. While a prisoner of war, he swore allegiance to the Confederate Army, a move which earned him the dubious title of “Galvanized Yankee.”

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