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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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Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

Historical Civil War graves to receive holiday wreaths in Valpo

VALPARAISO | New Year's Eve celebrations in our divided nation may have been subdued by Civil War in 1862, but revelry was nonexistent for Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman.

December 12, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Historic Civil War graves given holiday honors in Hammond

Historic Civil War graves given holiday honors in Hammond

HAMMOND | Historical preservation volunteers placed Christmas wreaths on the graves of Hammond Civil War veterans Tuesday, honoring the men for their war-time holiday sacrifices from 150 years ago.

December 11, 2012 3:35 pm Photos

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Descendants hail volunteer efforts to preserve ancestors' region Civil War headstones

Descendants hail volunteer efforts to preserve ancestors' region Civil War headstones

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.

July 18, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

Crown Point ceremony memorializes region Civil War vets in new preservation initiative

CROWN POINT | About 100 people gathered in the cool shade of a maple tree Monday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery to rekindle memories and preserve the stories of region men who sacrificed themselves during the Civil War.

May 28, 2012 7:20 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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Civil War veterans' stories, grave dedications highlight Saturday ceremony

VALPARAISO | The stories and struggles of region Civil War veterans will be at the center of a public dedication service and historical tour Saturday at Valparaiso's Maplewood Cemetery.

May 24, 2012 11:15 pm

Civil War ceremony to honor vets, launch tourism initiative

VALPARAISO | A public dedication service and historical tour Saturday will honor 21 Valparaiso Civil War veterans and launch a preservation and tourism initiative throughout Lake and Porter counties.

May 23, 2012 8:33 pm
Remembering the dead, preserving history

Remembering the dead, preserving history

Mable Swisher's uncle helped produce one of the region's most recognizable historical landmarks, but his Crown Point grave marker is literally vanishing into history.

May 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Region faces of the Civil War

Region faces of the Civil War

A Crown Point colonel leads his regiment -- many of them hometown boys -- in a desperate battle for the future of his country, ultimately paying with his life.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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