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Union Springs to Honor Revolutionary War Vet this Weekend


Union Springs will celebrate the life of a Revolutionary War soldier this weekend.

The Frontenac Historical Society and Museum and the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will unveil an historical marker from the William Pomeroy Foundation dedicated to James Carr.

Carr would serve in the Continental Army during the War of Independence. During the war he would be captured by British forces near Fort Anne and taken as a prisoner of war to Montreal for four years.

Post war, Carr would settle on Cayuga Lake’s eastern shore, building a home which is still there, in the area now known a Carr’s Cove

Pat Kimber with the historical society and museum told Finger Lakes News Radio that it’s important to remember this area’s connection to the nation’s founding.

“We have a lot of Civil War history in this area, people who enlisted in the Civil War from this area,” Kimber said. “But Revolutionary War veterans, there’s not as much information out there in this area. You find a lot of it in New England of course, but in this area they were settling here after the war, and his service we thought was pretty important and should be honored and should be recognized.”

The dedication will take place Sunday at the Old Quaker Cemetery at 1:00p

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