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In the confusion, chaos and carnage often resulting from close-quarters Civil War combat, hundreds of region men relied on their regimental flags to show them where to rally.
CROWN POINT | The holiday season of 1862 was anything but merry for Sgt. William Foster as he suffered through a bout of typhoid fever.
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.
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.
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.
A crew from Crown Point's Hubinger Landscaping spent last week constructing the new Lowell South Shore Civil War Memorial — the newest feature on a region historical tourism trail.
CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Civil War Sgt. Edwin Sprague died of a sickness that posed perhaps a greater threat to Union soldiers than Confederate bullets.
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.
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