Brigadier General Samuel Wylie Crawford Monument (Gettysburg)

Brigadier General Samuel Wylie Crawford Monument

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MONUMENT PROFILE
  • Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
  • Location: Plum Run Valley, East side of Crawford Avenue
  • Leader of: 3rd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac :tinyus34:
  • Map Coordinates: +39° 47' 44.52", -77° 14' 19.68"
  • Biography: Samuel Wylie Crawford
MONUMENT DETAILS
  • Artists:
    • Sculptor: Ron Tunison
    • Founder: Tallix Inc., Beacon, New York
  • Dedicated: June 25, 1988
  • Dimensions:
    • Sculpture: H. 182 in.
    • Base: 3 ft. x 60 in. x 48 in.
    • Weight: 2000 lbs.
  • Base Material: A Natural boulder from Crawford's Franklin Country
  • Description: Full-length bronze portrait of Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford stands on a rock base. He is in the uniform of his rank, including a wide-brimmed hat. A sword hangs at his proper left side. He holds a flagpole vertically in both gloved hands, braced against his proper right knee. The flag has been cast with 34 bullet holes, one for each state in the Union, North and South. One bullet hole goes all the way through the statue, and if counted twice, once for Virginia, then again for West Virginia, you'd get 35, as West Virginia was the 35th State, and only recently admitted to the Union in 1863.
MONUMENT TEXT
Right Side:
Brigadier General Samuel Wylie Crawford
Commander of the Pennsylvania Reserves
1829-1892


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Brigadier General Samuel Wylie Crawford Monument (Gettysburg)
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Original Published Date:
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