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MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

"I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring."

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

Think you've got it rough, do you? Then you haven't heard about the life of Merrillville's Israel Pierce.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
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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Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

MERRILLVILLE | Four months into his stay at the most infamous Confederate-run prison camp of the Civil War, Merrillville Pvt. Corydon Pierce wasn't likely feeling very thankful on this day 148 years ago.

November 21, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Story of Lowell brothers highlights new South Shore Civil War Memorial dedication

Story of Lowell brothers highlights new South Shore Civil War Memorial dedication

LOWELL | A 19-day period in the summer of 1864 marked tragedy for the Lowell family of Stillman and Albert Robbins.

October 11, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Civil War headstone dedications begin today

Civil War headstone dedications begin today

A region historic preservation group has worked since Memorial Day to secure 47 new headstones for Civil War veterans buried in nine cemeteries across Lake and Porter counties.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

Cpl. Joseph Sweet's rural Hebron grave sat unmarked -- likely for decades -- with no reminder of the Porter County-based Union Army unit in which he served.

August 21, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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Remembering the dead, preserving history

Remembering the dead, preserving history

Mable Swisher's uncle helped produce one of the region's most recognizable historical landmarks, but his Crown Point grave marker is literally vanishing into history.

May 30, 2011 12:00 am 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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