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MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

MARC CHASE: Leaders should live by, not just recall, Lincoln's words

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."

November 19, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

As our children head back to school, they might be walking into buildings that bear the names of some pretty important folks in our history — and some who might be a bit more obscure but worth knowing.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: 150 years later, Gettysburg still offers lessons

GUEST COMMENTARY: 150 years later, Gettysburg still offers lessons

This year, American Independence Day on the Fourth of July immediately followed the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. That enormous death struggle at a small Pennsylvania town occurred July 1 through July 3, 1863. Afterward, the Confederacy was never again to mount major offensi…

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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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GUEST COMMENTARY: On D-Day's anniversary, I want to 'earn this'

GUEST COMMENTARY: On D-Day's anniversary, I want to 'earn this'

While cleaning my room a while back, I came across my journal. I’d like to share an entry dated June 6, 2012:

June 06, 2013 12:00 am
Ninety four Hanover Central Middle School students visit nation's capital

Ninety four Hanover Central Middle School students visit nation's capital

CEDAR LAKE | Linda Brumbaugh, who sponsored and is the 8th grade American History teacher, took ninety-four (94) 8th and 7th grade students, along with staff members and parents, from Hanover Central Middle School to Washington D.C. and Gettysburg, PA. October 17th-21st.

November 05, 2012 11:09 am
Heroism of region Civil War unit the focus of effort

Heroism of region Civil War unit the focus of effort

CROWN POINT | A local cemetery administrator, an educator and some county police who double as Civil War soldiers hope to breathe life back into the more than century-old heroism of region veterans.

September 04, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

This Civil War monument commemorates the service of the 20th Indiana Infantry in Gettysburg, Pa. The regiment was commanded by prominent Crown Point resident Col. John Wheeler, whose name is inscribed on the monument. Wheeler died a short distance from this marker when a bullet struck him in…

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

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.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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