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Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase's Civil War exhibit

Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase's Civil War exhibit

Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase recently was interviewed for Lakeshore Public Television's Lakeshore News Tonight program regarding a special exhibit at Hammond's Indiana Welcome Center commemorating Northwest Indiana's role in the Civil War. Chase, who designed and is leading the exhi…

April 12, 2013 4:15 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Civil War re-enactors from Company B of 20th Indiana Infantry and the 4th Indiana Light Artillery toast after a ceremony Monday placing a new marker at the resting site of Col. Isaac Suman at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso.

December 31, 2012 2:02 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

A Civil War re-enactor from the 4th Indiana Light Artillery covers his ears Monday while firing a canon during a ceremony commemorating a special marker at the resting site of Col. Isaac Suman at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso. Suman was recognized for injuries he suffered while helping co…

December 31, 2012 1:56 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Civil War re-enactor Michael Miller lays his hand on a special granite marker at the grave site of Col. Isaac Suman on Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso. The marker acknowledges Suman's injuries suffered while helping command the 9th Indiana Infantry on New Year's Eve in 1862 at the…

December 31, 2012 1:56 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Civil War re-enactors with Company B of the 20th Indiana Infantry stand at attention during a ceremony Monday commemorating a new marker at the resting site of Col. Isaac Suman at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso. The marker acknowledges his injuries suffered while helping command the 9th In…

December 31, 2012 1:56 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Civil War re-enactors David Crane, left, and Michael Miller lay a special marker Monday at the grave site of Civil War veteran Col. Isaac Suman at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso. A ceremony installing the marker was part of a regionwide movement by the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail …

December 31, 2012 1:49 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Civil War re-enactor David Crane, of Cedar Lake, removes some dirt Monday on a new marker for Col. Isaac Suman at Suman's grave site in Valparaiso's Maplewood Cemetery. A ceremony installing the marker was part of a regionwide movement by the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail to lay heads…

December 31, 2012 1:49 pm
CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

CIVILSUMAN - Col. Suman Grave Marker Cerermony

Valparaiso | Civil War re-enactors with Company B of 20th Indiana Infantry fire a salute over the grave of Col. Isaac Suman during a marker laying ceremony Monday at Maplewood Cemetery in Valparaiso. The ceremony was part of a regionwide movement to lay headstones and special markers by the …

December 31, 2012 1:17 pm
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Russell Shirley, Porter County Emergency Management Agency director, has collected vintage Civil Defense memorabilia displayed at the Porter County Emergency Management Building.

August 09, 2012 5:07 pm
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Russell Shirley, Porter County Emergency Management Agency director, talks about his collection of vintage Civil Defense memorabilia.

August 09, 2012 5:07 pm
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Russell Shirley, Porter County Emergency Management Agency director, shows some vintage Civil Defense memorabilia.

August 09, 2012 5:07 pm
14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

Michael Miller, right, portraying Col. John Wheeler, talks about the Civil War as new headstones for Civil War soldiers are dedicated Saturday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

November 12, 2011 5:40 pm
14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

Tom Hawes, administrator at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point, pauses after reading a passage from a book as new headstones for Civil War soldiers are dedicated Saturday.

November 12, 2011 5:40 pm
14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

Members of the Company B Indiana Infantry re-enactment group fire a salute Saturday as new headstones for Civil War soldiers are dedicated at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

November 12, 2011 5:40 pm
14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

A plaque in the honor of Civil War veterans is set into the walkway memorial at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

November 12, 2011 5:40 pm
14 gravestones dedicated

14 gravestones dedicated

New headstones and a memorial for Civil War soldiers were dedicated Saturday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

November 12, 2011 5:40 pm
New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

Ken Ziese, owner of Crown Point's Ziese & Sons Excavating, installs a headstone Friday for Pvt. Albert Kale of the 20th Indiana Infantry's Company B. Kale, who is buried in Crown Point's Historic Maplewood Cemetery, died of typhoid fever during the first year of the war. The grave sites …

August 19, 2011 4:25 pm
Restoring history

Restoring history

Lawrence Varkalis, of Lansing, left, and Ed Kaminski, of South Chicago Heights, stand near a Civil War memorial zinc obelisk they repaired at Oak Hill Cemetery, coinciding with the war's sesquicentennial. Varkalis consulted with monument experts from the Smithsonian before repairing the Gran…

August 07, 2011 6:45 pm
Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts full-day conference

Indiana Civil Rights Commission hosts full-day conference

Members of the local justice and education community listen to Rochelle Brock, of Indiana University Northwest, talk about social justice and the urban education during the the Indiana Civil Rights Commission conference and exhibition Friday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

April 29, 2011 4:40 pm
Honoring Civil War veterans

Honoring Civil War veterans

Members of the David D. Porter Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans hold their monthly meeting recently at the Valparaiso Public Library.

March 12, 2011 5:50 pm
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