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MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

With a bullet in his rib cage, another in his arm and men dying all around him, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was in the virtual depths of hell.

June 21, 2014 6:19 pm Video Photos

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MARC CHASE: A real-life superhuman, from Valpo no less

MARC CHASE: A real-life superhuman, from Valpo no less

Comic books and Hollywood famously provide heroes whose superhuman bodies withstand incredible violence — whose physical prowess is matched only by strength of character.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. students get up close and personal with region's Civil War history

E.C. students get up close and personal with region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | About 50 East Chicago school children received a lesson Friday in the stories of Northwest Indiana men who fought — and in some cases died — in our nation's bloodiest war in history.

April 19, 2013 7:36 pm Photos

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Region Civil War flags to fly again at Indiana Welcome Center

Region Civil War flags to fly again at Indiana Welcome Center

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.

February 03, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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New grave marker honors veteran's sacrifices

New grave marker honors veteran's sacrifices

Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was honored at a gravesite ceremony Monday.

December 31, 2012 4:28 pm
New Civil War grave marker honors storied stand of Valparaiso colonel

New Civil War grave marker honors storied stand of Valparaiso colonel

VALPARAISO | A century and a half ago this New Year's Day, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was recovering from Confederate bullet wounds after participating in one of the most storied stands of the Union Army during the Civil War.

December 31, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Civil War Colonel to be honored on 150 year anniversary of battle

VALPARAISO | The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail will be hosting a ceremony on Monday, December 31 honoring Valparaiso Civil War veteran Col. Isaac Suman. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and marks the 150 year anniversary of the bloody Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where…

December 28, 2012 11:32 am
Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

VALPARAISO | New Year's Eve celebrations in our divided nation may have been subdued by Civil War in 1862, but revelry was nonexistent for Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman.

December 12, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Graveside ceremony launches initiative to commemorate region Civil War vets

Graveside ceremony launches initiative to commemorate region Civil War vets

VALPARAISO | They fought in some of the toughest Civil War conflicts in places called Gettysburg, Stones River, Shiloh and The Wilderness.

May 26, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

Isaac Suman (wounded in battle) | Colonel | Company H | 9th Indiana Infantry | 1831-1911 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | Suman was one of the highest-ranking Civil War veterans with region ties. Suman was shot but survived during the Battle of Stones River in 1862, a "minnie ball," or rou…

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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