MILFORD - The skull of a Revolutionary War veteran was re-laid to rest Saturday after his remains were disinterred dozens of years ago.

Historians have not determined the identity of the soldier, whose bones were removed from a mass grave site at Milford Cemetery, but they say that small pox was the cause of his death.

Many gathered to give the soldier who died in 1777 a funeral fit for an American veteran.

"He was not resting in peace, and he wasn't with his brothers or comrades in arms, whatever you want to call it," says Col. William MacMullen.

The casket of the soldier was placed next to the burial site of Capt. Stpehan Stow, a Milford resident who cared for 45 other soldiers in 1777 who died from small pox that same year.