U.s. Department Of Veterans Affairs
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.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants announced this week that veterans will be treated to a complimentary lunch or dinner entree on November 11th.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.
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.
VALPARAISO | When she attended a special ceremony honoring region Civil War veterans in May, Valparaiso native Pat Lane had no idea she would learn her great-great-grandfather served as a sergeant in the war.
A new federal program aims to retrain 99,000 unemployed veterans for high-demand jobs and will cover the education costs for up to one year.
MERRILLVILLE | With 20 new veterans' headstones installed and 41 secured from the federal government, a region Civil War historical preservation group is looking to thank the public and asking for more help.
Cpl. Joseph Sweet's rural Hebron grave sat unmarked -- likely for decades -- with no reminder of the Porter County-based Union Army unit in which he served.
Albert Kale's death from typhoid fever in 1861 makes his grave among the oldest of Civil War soldiers buried in the Calumet Region, and his weathered Crown Point headstone shows it.
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