Civil War Encampment A Success In Coventry
Published: September 29th, 2014
By: Matthew White

Civil War encampment  a success in Coventry

COVENTRY – The tenth annual Civil War Commemorative event sponsored by the Coventry Town Museum Association was held over the weekend on Sunday, Sept. 28 on the grounds of the Coventryville Congregational Church.

Every year since 2004, the act of remembrance has served as a plaudit to veterans who have fought in conflicts from Civil War onward.

This year's honored veteran was Private John Shaver.

The event titled “Celebrating And Remembering The Life Of Coventry’s Immigrant Son, Private John Shaver – Stonemason, Family Man, Civil War Infantryman,” the day-long event attracted all generations – American Civil war enthusiasts and history admirers.

Civil War soldiers from in and around Chenango County are memorialized at the annual event, a practice that has served the Coventry Town Museum well since the inception of the event.

German immigrant John Shaver is ancestor to numerous descendants who live among Chenango, Cortland and Broome counties. Shaver and his wife raised two children before fighting for the Union during the Civil War.


The Evening Sun

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