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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 date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

MARC CHASE: A date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

Perhaps it will be like the summer day described in one of Hoosier author Ambrose Bierce's late 19th century short stories when I visit Stones River National Battlefield later this week in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
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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Florida author hails sacrifices of Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers

Florida author hails sacrifices of Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana Civil War soldiers fought toe-to-toe with one of the premier generals of the Confederate army and rarely get their due credit, a Florida author said Saturday while visiting Hammond.

April 27, 2013 5:03 pm
Author to detail service of Civil War 'Boys from Lake County'

Author to detail service of Civil War 'Boys from Lake County'

HAMMOND | Dozens of men from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties watched as more than a third of their 73rd Indiana Infantry regiment fell in one of of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war.

April 26, 2013 7:35 pm Photos

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Region United, Nation Divided Civil War exhibit opens today in Hammond

Region United, Nation Divided Civil War exhibit opens today in Hammond

HAMMOND | The century-and-a-half-old stories of Northwest Indiana's Civil War soldiers are getting new life in a Hammond exhibit opening today.

April 04, 2013 6:48 pm Photos

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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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Grave markers preserve Civil War legacy

Grave markers preserve Civil War legacy

HAMMOND | The wives of two region Civil War veterans and a Union Army private wounded in battle all received special Christmas Eve honors with the placement of new memorial markers at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery.

December 24, 2012 3:22 pm Photos

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Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

HAMMOND | Nearly a century and a half has passed since Hammond Pvt. Nicholas Mashino survived a battle wound at one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.

November 08, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

Region Medal of Honor recipients remembered as award turns 150

More than four decades ago, East Chicago Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. used his body to absorb the explosion of an enemy grenade in Vietnam, giving his life to save fellow platoon members.

July 11, 2012 12:51 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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