Civil War veteran’s remains were found buried at cemetery near Exit 15 in Rochester

After weeks of uncertainty, officials now say Civil War veteran Elihu Legro actually was among those buried at the family cemetery near Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15.

The science of forensics has helped to solve at least one mystery surrounding the Legro family grave site. According to historical documents and other evidence, it was long believed that Elihu Legro was buried with his relatives at the cemetery. A headstone indicated he was buried there and historical documents suggested his body was shipped to Rochester after he died of disease in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 1, 1863.

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  1. Dan Meehan says:

    On May 8,2010 Elihu’s remains will be reburied in the Rochester Cemeter on Franklin St in Rochester, NH.
    There will be a short procession to the cemetery freaturing the US Army Color Guard, the 6th NH Band and members of the 6th NHVI and a 1870 Hearse.
    For more information contact me
    Dan Meehan
    nhsuvcw@metrocast.net

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