Archaeologists plan to uncover pool at Study

As work was completed on General Lew Wallace’s personal study building in 1898, the general sought to add some water features adjacent to the now-iconic building. He had a fish-stocked moat ring the eastern half of the study, and to the north, he placed a stone-rimmed reflecting pool by which visitors could sit and appreciate [...]

Civil War Days open Friday

“Abe Lincoln” will remember the 71 Civil War soldiers buried at Archer Cemetery north of town Saturday morning after meeting 800 local students at Lafayette Park Friday.
He’ll also remember 9/11, and mingle with spectators viewing Civil war skirmishes in the park Saturday and Sunday, during Princeton’s third annual Civil War Days encampment.

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Partnership aims to digitize Civil War items

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are partnering with Wabash Valley Vision and Voices (WV3) to digitize more than 1,000 Civil War era items in an effort to preserve content of original documents and promote local renewed research as the nation prepares for the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
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History continues to come alive

Every year the grounds of the Lew Wallace Study and Museum are invaded by Civil War re-enactors and the event continues to become more and more impressive each year.
This is the first time we have ever been over here,” Dan Shepherd, from Lebanon, said. “I am just blown away.
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Medal of Honor recipients to be honored Saturday near Pershing

The Sons of the Union Veterans of Wayne County will hold a ceremony honoring the three Medal of Honor recipients from Wayne County at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lutheran Cemetery north of Pershing.
The three recipients are Civil War veterans Elihu Mason and John M. Whitehead and Thomas Jefferson Graves, a Spanish-American War veteran.
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Online archives allow search of Civil War records

Think you’ve got an Indiana ancestor who served in the Civil War?
A new database allows people to search records of individual soldiers who fought in the 1860s war. The Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database includes more than 200,000 records compiled by the Indiana State Archives and volunteers.
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City Ditches Monument Circle Closure Plan

The city of Indianapolis has put its plan to ban traffic around the city’s iconic Monument Circle on hold following opposition from residents, businesses and arts groups.
Officials announced plans a little more than a month ago to cut off traffic on the city’s central plaza in August as a test for making it a permanent, [...]

Lincoln exhibit at Allen Co. Library

The Allen County Public Library will host a new traveling exhibit called “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” beginning June 18.
It examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War – the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
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Lindenwood goes to war

The Civil War era is the focus of Lindenwood Cemetery’s 150th anniversary program this weekend. The free two-day event will consist of artillery drills and firing, skirmishes and life during the Civil War.
The reason for the Civil War focus is because the cemetery, located on Main Street just west of downtown, was “founded the year [...]

Civil War Days announces another speaker for event

Billie Creek Village Civil War Days will present Donna Schmink as another speaker for its upcoming event June 12-13.
Schmink is a collection manager for the Indiana War Memorial.
The event coordinators and the host unit, the 14th Indiana Co. A, also will be displaying one of only 20 Indiana Civil War National Flags.
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