PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN
Volume II - Steuben Co., NY edition
H.H. Hardesty, Publishers, New York, Toledo and Chicago (1896)
Steuben Co., NY Historian's office - Richard Sherer - Steuben Co., NY Historian, Bath, NY
A native of Greenwood, Steuben Co., N.Y., was born June 9, 1843, and was a son of Smith and Mehitable (LUCE) COVERT, both of whom have long since passed. Nov. 12, 1864 at Greenwood, Erselia KING became his wife and the result of this union is five children born in the order named: Norman G., Dever, Mary C., Alice M. and A.J. His wife was born in Greenwood, N.Y., June 2, 1846; her parents long since passed away, were A.J. and Aurelia (CLARK) KING. COMRADE COVERT was but 17 years old when the late Civil strife began and was engaged in farming. May 28, 1861, he was enrolled from Scio, N.Y., as a private in Co. C, 67th N.Y.V.I., which was assigned to 1st Brig., 3d Div., 6th A.C. He took part with his Regt. in several of the most important and hard-fought battles of the late war, including Williamsport, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Hagerstown, Antietam, South MT., Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cedar Grove, North Anna River, Petersburg, Chancellorsville and numerous minor engagements, receiving a final horable discharge July 4, 1864, at Brooklyn, N.Y. His grandfather, David LUCE, served in the War of 1812; he had three brothers in service, John and David in 53d Pa. V.I. and Theodore in 4th NY.H.A. John was killed at the battle of Weldon R.R. His wife's uncles, Charles and Edgar, were also soldiers. Comrade COVERT has been constable three years, he is Sergt. of Guard of W.C. White Post, 561, is unable to work and he may be addressed at Greenwood, N.Y.