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September 6, 2010

 

Ted Stevens, United States Senator

The Hoosier Roots of the 49th State

When the longest-serving Republican Senator perished in a plane crash in August 2010, obituaries recalled the Alaska legislator’s Hoosier roots.

August 27, 2007

 

“Big Dave” Van Buskirk

A family graveyard in the northwest corner of Monroe County, Indiana serves as the final resting place for two veterans of the American Revolution. While their legacy endures, their physical presence would almost certainly have been overshadowed by that of a Civil War soldier also buried in the Buskirk/Abel/Wampler cemetery. David Van Buskirk, better known as “Big Dave” or the “Big Lieutenant,” was reportedly the tallest man in the Union Army.

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