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MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.

June 28, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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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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Battle of Stones River featured NWI heroes

Battle of Stones River featured NWI heroes

The Battle of Stones River marked the Civil War's eighth bloodiest battle as 41,000 Union and 35,000 Confederate troops clashed near Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Times' Marc Chase visited the Stones River National Battlefield where hundreds of men from Porter, LaPorte and Lake counties fought in …

June 21, 2014 2:00 pm
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 region epic of loneliness, war and remembrance

MARC CHASE: A region epic of loneliness, war and remembrance

Highland's Adolph Hufenhauser spent some of his last days alone and starving on a straw-covered bench inside a shack on Ridge Road.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

"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."

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

MARC CHASE: Past region 'rebel' provides contemporary lesson

Northwest Indiana loves the grit of folks who go against the grain.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

Are we truly appreciating the living connections with our past before they themselves pass into history?

March 10, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 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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Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

Taps audio system arrives in time to honor region Civil War vet

CROWN POINT | A new sound system honoring veterans is arriving just in time to celebrate the life of a Crown Point colonel who fell in battle 150 years ago.

June 28, 2013 7:34 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Civil War Chicago stage story includes VU grad

OFFBEAT: Civil War Chicago stage story includes VU grad

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 07, 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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'Freedom' display to be part of NWI Civil War exhibition

'Freedom' display to be part of NWI Civil War exhibition

HAMMOND | An Indiana Historical Society exhibit charting the evolving principles of freedom in America will be a part of a Northwest Indiana Civil War exhibition set for April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 16, 2013 8:15 pm
Civil War re-enactors invite governor, lawmakers to April region exhibit

Civil War re-enactors invite governor, lawmakers to April region exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS | One of the last times the 20th Indiana Infantry visited Indianapolis, near-riots ensued when then-Gov. Oliver Morton failed to deliver on promises of new rifled muskets and blue Union Army uniforms.

March 11, 2013 7:15 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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C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

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.

August 10, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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