- Associated Press - Sunday, November 27, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) - A Civil War veteran buried in Franklin has a new marker for his gravesite thanks to two decades of research and some lobbying by a Danbury couple.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/2fT2FZ4) that Jeanne and Andy Powell started their quest after learning that that veteran Simeon Bohonon had been born on their property in the mid-19th century. He later enlisted in the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment, and was wounded in the Battle of Fair Oaks in Virginia.

When the Powells visited Bohonon’s gravesite, they noticed the bronze marker signifying his service was missing. They said they initially had trouble getting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to replace it because they weren’t related to Bohonon and couldn’t find his descendants.

The couple says the VA came through after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte intervened.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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