HOLDEN, Mass. — At the age of 25, Capt. Ira Kelton gave his life while leading a company of sharpshooters from Holden in the Civil War, and 150 years later, the town gathered to honor one of its best and bravest heroes with a dedication service at Saturday's Holden Days celebration.
When Holden resident and re-enactor David Gallagher saw the portrait of Kelton that hangs in the Town Clerk's office, he wanted to do something to honor the important figure in Holden's history.
"We're nearing Sept. 1, which was his birthday and when he was wounded," said Gallagher. "I think ...