"I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring."
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.
CROWN POINT | The holiday season of 1862 was anything but merry for Sgt. William Foster as he suffered through a bout of typhoid fever.
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.
Though long dead, 12 Civil War veterans -- and two of their wives -- were remembered for their sacrifices by more than 100 people who attended Saturday gravestone dedication ceremonies in Merrillville and Crown Point.
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