Sons of the American Legion members Bob Bowie, left, and T.J. Taylor, center, raise the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.
Deb Kelly with her daughter Daelyn Kelly, 2, left, and her mother-in-law Betty Kelley, watch a Memorial Day parade in Crown Point.
The V.F.W. Post 6446 Rifle Squad performs a rifle salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.
People stand during the national anthem at a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.
Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was honored at a gravesite ceremony Monday.
HAMMOND | Historical preservation volunteers placed Christmas wreaths on the graves of Hammond Civil War veterans Tuesday, honoring the men for their war-time holiday sacrifices from 150 years ago.
CROWN POINT | Todd Kabella and his wife, Debra, were looking to replace a worn Support Our Troops flag at their home, when Todd happened upon a History Channel television program led the couple to a distinctive new banner.
On July 3, 1863, Pvt. Robert Livingston and other Lake and Porter county soldiers were recovering from fierce fighting in Gettysburg, Pa. — a battle that claimed the life of their commanding officer one day earlier.
A number of Civil War-related Memorial Day weekend activities are being offered with the launch of the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail.
VALPARAISO | The stories and struggles of region Civil War veterans will be at the center of a public dedication service and historical tour Saturday at Valparaiso's Maplewood Cemetery.
Porter County is a rich source of ethereal encounters for the Indiana Ghost Trackers, according to the members of the group.
CROWN POINT | A maple tree standing guard over the headstone of Col. John Wheeler provided covering shade for more than 50 people who gathered at Maplewood Cemetery on a sultry morning 148 years to the day after he fell on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg.
VALPARAISO | Ghosts aren't just for giving people that creepy feeling anymore. They also are for providing history lessons.
Jerome F. Carter | Private | Company H | 9th Indiana Infantry | 1842-1890 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | At the age of 19, Carter joined company H of the Indiana Volunteers shortly after the war began but was discharged less than a year later in 1862 for a "disability," the details of wh…
Charles C. Budd | Private | Company A | 139th Indiana Infantry | 1843-1920 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | Budd survived the war and returned to Valparaiso, which was his home for more than 50 years. Budd suffered a stroke in a Valparaiso barber shop in May 1920 and died shortly thereafte…
James J. Ferris (wounded in battle) | Corporal | Company K | 73rd Indiana Infantry | 1834-1912 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | A farmer by trade and a native of Shelby County, Ferris enlisted in the 73rd Indiana in Michigan City in August 1862. A bursting shell on the battlefield at Day's…
Amos O. Luther | Musician | Company B | 20th Indiana Infantry | 1842-1880 | Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point
Bradford D. Jones | Artificer | 2nd Independent Battery | Ohio Light Artillery | BIRTH not available-1914 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | As an artificer for his Ohio artillery unit, Jones would have been responsible for caring for the metal works of the cannons and heavy guns. Artillery …
James A. Vanatter | Private | Company H | 9th Indiana Infantry | 1841-1918 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | Though he began his military service in 1861 with the 9th Indiana in La Porte and served with that group for most of the war, Vanatter transferred to the 1st Ohio Artillery on Aug. 1…
Mark L. DeMotte | First Lieutenant | 4th Battery | Indiana Light Artillery | 1832-1908 | Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso | Though commonly referred to as Colonel DeMotte after the war, military service records indicate he served as a first lieutenant with his Indiana artillery unit during the…
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