History Prof. A.W. Crandall Dies at Age 68

Andrew Wallace Crandall, professor emeritus of history at DePauw and one of the University’s most beloved and distinguished teachers, died today at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle following an extended illness.  He was 68 years old.
Perhaps one of America’s best known authorities on the Civil War, Dr. Crandall was a member of the DePauw faculty [...]

State Rededicates Two Historical Markers at Statehouse

Two state historical markers at the statehouse are again ready for their close-up.
The Indiana Historical Bureau rededicated the two plaques after students at a Park Tudor summer day camp cleaned and repainted them, under the bureau’s “Adopt a Marker” program.

Conner Prairie to add $4.3M Civil War exhibit

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park announced today a new $4.3 million Civil War exhibit will open June 4.
More than $2 million has been raised privately for the effort.
“1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana” will integrate video, sounds and other technology to enhance historic live interpretation on the south end of the park’s grounds.

Civil War exhibit, lecture at Kendallville library

In the Kendallville Public Library Art Gallery, an exhibit from Friday, Dec. 3, through Saturday, Jan. 15, will feature “Reflections of the Civil War.” Photographer Robert Morris has spent several years capturing emotionally evocative images of the historic battlefields of the Civil War. His work features some of the most historically significant sites of the [...]

Civil War Historian to Talk About Lew Wallace Book

Author and noted Civil War historian Gail Stephens will discuss her new Lew Wallace book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Salter Hall.
Stephens’ talk will be titled “Rejected: How Lew Wallace Rebounded from Civil War Shame to Save Washington D.C.” Her new book is “Shadow of Shiloh” about Crawfordsville native Lew Wallace.

Love of history inspires minister

Michael Betts, of Mishawaka, said he always loved history.
“It was one of my favorite subjects (in school) other than lunch,” he said at a recent presentation at the American Heritage Roundtable at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library in downtown Mishawaka.
But Betts, now a Civil War chaplain re-enactor, said he wasn’t really interested in the Civil War [...]

Heavy artillery

Experience life during 1861-1864 during Hartford City Civil War Days. The event will feature the largest artillery and artillery night firing in the state, three battles, three days of Gettysburg, presenters, demonstrators, music, fashion show, a military ball and food vendors from the era. Vendors also will sell foods of today. Recreational activities include baseball [...]

Tour will introduce ‘Town that Lew Knew’

Crawfordsville looked a lot different during the heyday of General Lew Wallace, but several examples of the picturesque architecture prevalent during the time still live on in Crawfordsville’s leaf-lined avenues. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is hosting a special tour of these unique locales during “The Town That Lew Knew”, a free architecture [...]

Slaves’ Service in Confederate Army Focus of 2010 Barlow Lecture

Gettysburg College Professor and School of Liberal Arts alumnus Peter S. Carmichael will present the John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities at 5:30 p.m. on Oct., 21, 2010, in the IUPUI Campus Center Room 450A.
The talk, “Imagining Slaves as Loyal Confederates: A Dangerous and Enduring Fantasy,” will explore the idea of the devoted black [...]

Indiana man’s march salutes Civil War soldiers

Civil War re-enactor Tim Nupp often dresses in period uniform to participate in living history events. Later this month, he plans to don his Union garb for a special weekend mission.
He intends to walk 40 miles from the eastern border of Indiana County to the southern border in order to raise awareness and funding for [...]