American Civil War
"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 ..."
Think you've got it rough, do you? Then you haven't heard about the life of Merrillville's Israel Pierce.
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.
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.
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.
Comic books and Hollywood famously provide heroes whose superhuman bodies withstand incredible violence — whose physical prowess is matched only by strength of character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers fought toe-to-toe with one of the premier generals of the Confederate army and rarely get their due credit, a Florida author said Saturday while visiting Hammond.
HAMMOND | Dozens of men from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties watched as more than a third of their 73rd Indiana Infantry regiment fell in one of of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war.
HAMMOND | Lakes of the Four Seasons filmmaker Tre Manchester sought to bring the home-front struggles of the Civil War to life in the region debut of his short film Saturday.
HAMMOND | About 50 East Chicago school children received a lesson Friday in the stories of Northwest Indiana men who fought — and in some cases died — in our nation's bloodiest war in history.
HAMMOND | Free field trip tours of a Northwest Indiana Civil War historical exhibit are being offered to region schools.
HAMMOND | The century-and-a-half-old stories of Northwest Indiana's Civil War soldiers are getting new life in a Hammond exhibit opening today.
HAMMOND | An Indiana Historical Society exhibit charting the evolving principles of freedom in America will be a part of a Northwest Indiana Civil War exhibition set for April at the Indiana Welcome Center.
INDIANAPOLIS | One of the last times the 20th Indiana Infantry visited Indianapolis, near-riots ensued when then-Gov. Oliver Morton failed to deliver on promises of new rifled muskets and blue Union Army uniforms.
CROWN POINT | The unlikely pair of a Crown Point artist and excavator have teamed up to produce one of the major displays for a special region Civil War historical exhibition opening in April.
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