Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, hundreds of men from Lake and Porter counties observed the holiday season on battlefields and in winter encampments in the southern states.
HAMMOND | About 100 region residents gathered Sunday at the tomb of a Hammond veteran who served his country more than a century ago, commemorating the sacrifices of America's bloodiest war.
HAMMOND | Nearly a century and a half has passed since Hammond Pvt. Nicholas Mashino survived a battle wound at one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.
LOWELL | More than a century after their lives ended, south Lake County Civil War veterans were remembered Saturday by a gathering of about 50 people for the dedication of a new town Civil War memorial.
LOWELL | A 19-day period in the summer of 1864 marked tragedy for the Lowell family of Stillman and Albert Robbins.
CROWN POINT | Col. John Wheeler's Co. B 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, a re-enactment group based on an actual Civil War fighting unit from Crown Point, demonstrated the life and conditions of region veterans from the war during the Lake County Covered Bridge Harvest Fest Saturday.
HIGHLAND | An award-winning local author and businessman is donating his talents and money to the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail historic preservation and tourism 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.
On a hot holiday weekend like this one, thousands of people are flocking to the region's beaches. That's understandable. But remember those who stormed the beaches under heavy gunfire, fighting for your freedom. Remember the real reason for Memorial Day.
CROWN POINT | A Memorial Day dedication service and historical tour will honor Crown Point Civil War veterans and launch a preservation and tourism initiative throughout Lake and Porter counties.
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