Gratitude has no expiration date.
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.
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.
Comic books and Hollywood famously provide heroes whose superhuman bodies withstand incredible violence — whose physical prowess is matched only by strength of character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | They fought in some of the toughest Civil War conflicts in places called Gettysburg, Stones River, Shiloh and The Wilderness.
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