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American Civil War

ANDREA NEAL: Hoosiers responded eagerly to Lincoln's call

ANDREA NEAL: Hoosiers responded eagerly to Lincoln's call

Left camp at 9 o’clock. Rained all last night. Bad roads, slavish traveling today. Snowed all day, stalled several times … Traveled 10 miles.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Sherman's March to the Sea: total impact warfare

AUSTIN BAY: Sherman's March to the Sea: total impact warfare

One hundred fifty years ago this month, General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union "Army of the West" marched from Atlanta, Ga., to the seaport of Savannah. En route, Sherman's forces intentionally devastated a 60-mile wide swath of countryside.

November 23, 2014 12:00 am
BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

Are we truly appreciating the living connections with our past before they themselves pass into history?

March 10, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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Re-enactors to provide live demonstrations at Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors will provide live demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at a special exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 07, 2014 7:30 pm
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."

November 19, 2013 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
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

Westchester to repeat Gettysburg Campaign Saturday

CHESTERTON | The American Civil War. Those words conjure images in each person who hears them. The years between 1861 and 1865 saw brother against brother, father against son in a war that literally tore the young nation apart.

September 19, 2013 11:53 am
MARC CHASE: A real-life superhuman, from Valpo no less

MARC CHASE: A real-life superhuman, from Valpo no less

Comic books and Hollywood famously provide heroes whose superhuman bodies withstand incredible violence — whose physical prowess is matched only by strength of character.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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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MARC CHASE: Region Civil War legends offer true measure of pride

MARC CHASE: Region Civil War legends offer true measure of pride

More than 600 miles from his Crown Point home, Col. John Wheeler maneuvered his horse along the battle lines of the 20th Indiana Infantry, imploring his men to hold their ground against a wicked barrage of Confederate gunfire.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am 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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Deer Creek Christian School visits Civil War exhibit

Deer Creek Christian School visits Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Students from Deer Creek Christian School in University Park, Ill., toured a Hammond Civil War exhibit Tuesday as part of a free field trip program being offered at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

April 30, 2013 12:41 pm Photos

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