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Bikers to Ferry Century-old Ashes of Civil War Soldier

A veteran of the U.S. Civil War is making his way across the country nearly 100 years after his death. On Monday, the cremated remains of Jewett Williams were handed over at a ceremony to a group of motorcycle-riding military veterans for a journey back to his home state of Maine. Williams, who was 21 years old in 1864, joined the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment at the tail end of the war. The regiment was reportedly part of the Union force that accepted Confederate General...

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