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    Re-enactor Greg Edwards prepares a 1-pound swivel gun for firing around noon Tuesday at Old Fort Western in Augusta. The four cannons in the blockhouse were fired 13 times — once for each of the United States' original 13 colonies.

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    Re-enactor Benjamin Bickford, 4, of Oakland, stands with his mother, Eileen Bickford, and other re-enactors during a ceremony Tuesday at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    Re-enactors Jackie Fournier, left, and Stan Novak take down a Grand Union flag and swap it for one with thirteen stars and stripes Tuesday at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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    The crowd yells "Huzzah!" after an American flag with 13 stars went up the pole Tuesday at Old Fort Western in Augusta.

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