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.
Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone in July at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of the…
CROWN POINT | A region Civil War history preservation and tourism initiative will soon be featured on an iconic South Shore Line poster.
Mitch Markovitz, far right, speaks with Civil War re-enactors Charlie Wheeler, center, of Crown Point, and Michael Miller, of the Lake County-based 20th Indiana Infantry re-enactment group, during a photo shoot Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. Markovitz was taking pho…
Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of t…
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.
CROWN POINT | A maple tree standing guard over the headstone of Col. John Wheeler provided covering shade for more than 50 people who gathered at Maplewood Cemetery on a sultry morning 148 years to the day after he fell on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg.
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