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MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

Think you've got it rough, do you? Then you haven't heard about the life of Merrillville's Israel Pierce.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Local filmmaker to debut short film at region Civil War exposition

Local filmmaker to debut short film at region Civil War exposition

The post-war effects of Civil War destruction on human lives is the focus of a short drama created by a region filmmaker and set to debut at an April historical exposition in Hammond.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Reconstructing history

Reconstructing history

As a child, Alice Smedstad clipped weeds and tall grass away from the headstones of Merrillville Cemetery, wondering about the people buried in the shadow of her father's garden.

April 10, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

Sgt. Israel Pierce, left, poses with brother Wesley in his 99th Indiana Infantry uniform. Pierce, of Merrillville, survived fierce fighting but ended his own life 20 years after returning home from the war.

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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