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Honoring the past

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  • A ceremonial Honor Guard led by Dick Lynch of Jaffrey rides into Francestown Cemetary before honoring Major Augustus Bixby, a Francestown veteran who fought in the Civil War. <br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    A ceremonial Honor Guard led by Dick Lynch of Jaffrey rides into Francestown Cemetary before honoring Major Augustus Bixby, a Francestown veteran who fought in the Civil War.

    (Staff photo by Carole Allen)

  • Civil War presenter Bob Duffy of Nashua reads a biography about the participation of Major Augustus Bixby of Francestown in the Civil War. Bixby died in 1904.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    Civil War presenter Bob Duffy of Nashua reads a biography about the participation of Major Augustus Bixby of Francestown in the Civil War. Bixby died in 1904.

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  • A crowd forms around Major Augustus Bixby's monument in the Francestown Cemetary during a ceremony honoring his participation in the Civil War.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    A crowd forms around Major Augustus Bixby's monument in the Francestown Cemetary during a ceremony honoring his participation in the Civil War.

    (Staff photo by Carole Allen)

  • Francoise and Peter Bixby stand at attention during a ceremony honoring Bixby's ancestor, Augustus Bixby.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    Francoise and Peter Bixby stand at attention during a ceremony honoring Bixby's ancestor, Augustus Bixby.

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  • Dick Lynch of Jaffrey, left, and Dick Moody of New Boston lead the First N.H. Calvary down Turnpike Road on their way back to the center of Francestown.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    Dick Lynch of Jaffrey, left, and Dick Moody of New Boston lead the First N.H. Calvary down Turnpike Road on their way back to the center of Francestown.

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  • First N.H. Cavalry member, Kelly Hoyt of Milford takes care of her horse, Tex, after the ceremony.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

    First N.H. Cavalry member, Kelly Hoyt of Milford takes care of her horse, Tex, after the ceremony.

    (Staff photo by Carole Allen)

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  • A ceremonial Honor Guard led by Dick Lynch of Jaffrey rides into Francestown Cemetary before honoring Major Augustus Bixby, a Francestown veteran who fought in the Civil War. <br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
  • Civil War presenter Bob Duffy of Nashua reads a biography about the participation of Major Augustus Bixby of Francestown in the Civil War. Bixby died in 1904.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
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  • <br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
  • A crowd forms around Major Augustus Bixby's monument in the Francestown Cemetary during a ceremony honoring his participation in the Civil War.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
  • Francoise and Peter Bixby stand at attention during a ceremony honoring Bixby's ancestor, Augustus Bixby.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
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  • Dick Lynch of Jaffrey, left, and Dick Moody of New Boston lead the First N.H. Calvary down Turnpike Road on their way back to the center of Francestown.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)
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  • First N.H. Cavalry member, Kelly Hoyt of Milford takes care of her horse, Tex, after the ceremony.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Carole Allen)

Francestown celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in the Francestown Cemetery on Saturday afternoon by honoring a former Francestown resident, Major Augustus Bixby, who fought in the Civil War. Bixby’s descendants still live in Francestown.

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