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Col. John Wheeler

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

Civil War re-enactors April Nichols, left, of the 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Co. B, and Melanie Caines, center, of the Sons of Unions Veterans of the Civil War, stand during the playing of taps during a ceremony placing a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Ma…

July 02, 2013 4:04 pm
The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

Civil War re-enactors of the 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Co. B listen to a speech during a ceremony placing a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. The ceremony is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

July 02, 2013 4:05 pm
The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

Civil War re-enactors Michael Miller, left, of Crown Point, and David Crane, right, of Cedar Lake, from the 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Co. B, place a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. Col. Wheeler's great-great-grandson Cha…

July 02, 2013 4:06 pm
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A crowd stands during the playing of Taps at a ceremony placing a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. The ceremony is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

July 02, 2013 4:05 pm
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The grave of Col. John Wheeler and a new Civil War marker at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

July 02, 2013 4:06 pm
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Civil War re-enactors of the 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Co. B stand at attention during the playing of Taps at a ceremony placing a Civil War marker at the grave of Col. John Wheeler at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. The ceremony is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary…

July 02, 2013 4:05 pm
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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A Crown Point colonel leads his regiment -- many of them hometown boys -- in a desperate battle for the future of his country, ultimately paying with his life.

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