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Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, volunteers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the Union Army soldiers fighting in a bloody Virginia campaign in which men died by the thousands.

May 28, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone in July at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of the…

February 27, 2014 5:45 pm
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
Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore Line poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore Line poster

CROWN POINT | A region Civil War history preservation and tourism initiative will soon be featured on an iconic South Shore Line poster.

July 24, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore Line poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore Line poster

Mitch Markovitz, far right, speaks with Civil War re-enactors Charlie Wheeler, center, of Crown Point, and Michael Miller, of the Lake County-based 20th Indiana Infantry re-enactment group, during a photo shoot Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. Markovitz was taking pho…

July 24, 2013 5:45 pm
Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Region Civil War trail to be featured on South Shore poster

Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of t…

July 24, 2013 5:45 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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MARC CHASE: Region Civil War legends offer true measure of pride

MARC CHASE: Region Civil War legends offer true measure of pride

More than 600 miles from his Crown Point home, Col. John Wheeler maneuvered his horse along the battle lines of the 20th Indiana Infantry, imploring his men to hold their ground against a wicked barrage of Confederate gunfire.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

CROWN POINT | A new sound system honoring veterans is arriving just in time to celebrate the life of a Crown Point colonel who fell in battle 150 years ago.

June 28, 2013 7:34 pm Photos

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Col. John Wheeler

Col. John Wheeler

Col. John Wheeler, of Crown Point, commanded the 20th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War and was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.

June 18, 2013 4:16 pm
MARC CHASE: Remembering a father's greatest sacrifice

MARC CHASE: Remembering a father's greatest sacrifice

Good fathers sacrifice for their children. But what about when a father's sacrifice is his child?

June 18, 2013 12:00 am
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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Civil War events invade Lake County Fairgrounds

Civil War events invade Lake County Fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | A partnership promoting and celebrating the region's rich Civil War history aims to give spectators a look into the lives and memories of local soldiers from the era this weekend.

September 26, 2012 8:56 pm Photos

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C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

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.

August 10, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

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.

May 28, 2012 7:20 pm Photos

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Civil War re-enactment group portrayal Friday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A Civil War re-enactment group that portrays a Lake County Union Army unit is scheduled to occupy the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend in a living history demonstration.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am

Civil War re-enactment group to invade Crown Point square

CROWN POINT | A Civil War re-enactment group that portrays a Lake County Union Army unit is scheduled to occupy the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn this weekend in a living history demonstration.

May 23, 2012 10:00 pm
Wheeler students welcome new Civil War vet memorial

Wheeler students welcome new Civil War vet memorial

CROWN POINT | More than 100 Col. John Wheeler Middle School social studies students filed past the school's newest memorial Wednesday, paying homage to a Crown Point Civil War veteran who served under their school's namesake.

February 22, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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