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Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, volunteers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the Union Army soldiers fighting in a bloody Virginia campaign in which men died by the thousands.

May 28, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: The curious case of a son of Merrillville

MARC CHASE: The curious case of a son of Merrillville

Sometimes curiosity kills the cat. But every now and then it brings us closer to those with whom we've previously quarreled.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am
Battle of the Fairgrounds

Battle of the Fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | Civil War re-enactors brought about 100 spectators back in time Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, providing a firsthand look at the sights and sounds of the 150-year-old war.

September 28, 2013 8:03 pm Photos

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Sounds of Civil War to boom at fairgrounds festival this weekend

CROWN POINT | Sounds of battle that plagued our nation 150 years ago will boom over the Lake County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday through a series of Civil War skirmish reenactments.

September 27, 2013 11:00 am
MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

As our children head back to school, they might be walking into buildings that bear the names of some pretty important folks in our history — and some who might be a bit more obscure but worth knowing.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am
Region re-enactors fight Battle of Gettysburg anew

Region re-enactors fight Battle of Gettysburg anew

Seven members of the 20th Indiana Infantry re-enactment group have been helping recreate the bloodiest battle fought on American soil at the site where it happened.

July 06, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Crown Point's Joseph Sprague stood among the mourners as Col. John Wheeler was buried in a city ceremony that attracted more than 1,000 people.

July 02, 2013 2:22 pm Photos

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Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

CROWN POINT | A new sound system honoring veterans is arriving just in time to celebrate the life of a Crown Point colonel who fell in battle 150 years ago.

June 28, 2013 7:34 pm Photos

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Local filmmaker to debut short film at region Civil War exposition

Local filmmaker to debut short film at region Civil War exposition

The post-war effects of Civil War destruction on human lives is the focus of a short drama created by a region filmmaker and set to debut at an April historical exposition in Hammond.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Region Civil War vets remembered with graveside Christmas wreaths

Region Civil War vets remembered with graveside Christmas wreaths

CROWN POINT | The holiday season of 1862 was anything but merry for Sgt. William Foster as he suffered through a bout of typhoid fever.

December 08, 2012 5:39 pm Photos

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C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Civil War Sgt. Edwin Sprague died of a sickness that posed perhaps a greater threat to Union soldiers than Confederate bullets.

August 10, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Headstone of Gettysburg survivor replaced on anniversary of battle

Headstone of Gettysburg survivor replaced on anniversary of battle

On July 3, 1863, Pvt. Robert Livingston and other Lake and Porter county soldiers were recovering from fierce fighting in Gettysburg, Pa. — a battle that claimed the life of their commanding officer one day earlier.

July 03, 2012 6:50 pm Photos

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Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

CROWN POINT | About 100 people gathered in the cool shade of a maple tree Monday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery to rekindle memories and preserve the stories of region men who sacrificed themselves during the Civil War.

May 28, 2012 7:20 pm Photos

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Civil War re-enactment group portrayal Friday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A Civil War re-enactment group that portrays a Lake County Union Army unit is scheduled to occupy the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend in a living history demonstration.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am

Civil War re-enactment group to invade Crown Point square

CROWN POINT | A Civil War re-enactment group that portrays a Lake County Union Army unit is scheduled to occupy the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend in a living history demonstration.

May 23, 2012 10:00 pm
Wheeler students welcome new Civil War vet memorial

Wheeler students welcome new Civil War vet memorial

CROWN POINT | More than 100 Col. John Wheeler Middle School social studies students filed past the school's newest memorial Wednesday, paying homage to a Crown Point Civil War veteran who served under their school's namesake.

February 22, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

Though long dead, 12 Civil War veterans -- and two of their wives -- were remembered for their sacrifices by more than 100 people who attended Saturday gravestone dedication ceremonies in Merrillville and Crown Point.

November 12, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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11 region Civil War vets to receive new grave markers

11 region Civil War vets to receive new grave markers

Albert Kale's death from typhoid fever in 1861 makes his grave among the oldest of Civil War soldiers buried in the Calumet Region, and his weathered Crown Point headstone shows it.

June 21, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Reconstructing history

Reconstructing history

As a child, Alice Smedstad clipped weeds and tall grass away from the headstones of Merrillville Cemetery, wondering about the people buried in the shadow of her father's garden.

April 10, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

A Crown Point colonel leads his regiment -- many of them hometown boys -- in a desperate battle for the future of his country, ultimately paying with his life.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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