Brigadier General Samuel Wylie Crawford Monument
by sculptor Ron Tunison of Cairo, New York
Located on the east side of Crawford Avenue 100 yards south of the Wheatfield Road.
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Brig. General Samuel W. Crawford
Dedicated: June 25th, 1988
Monument Height: 14' including base
Bronze Statue 11' in height
Statue Weight: 2000 LBS.
Foundry: Tallix Inc. Beacon, New York
The Crawford displays a heroic pose as the sun sets to the west of Little Round Top.
In conversation with the sculptor Ron Tunison, he indicated that Crawford is not only looking over the battlefield but also towards Crawford's home in Franklin County Pennsylvania.
Note the "tattered" look of the hole in the flag adding the sense the flag is cloth.
Crawford has a firm hand on the flag. Note the realism in the glove and the folds in the flag.
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The sculptor has included 34 bullet holes in the flag, one for each state, (including the Southern states) that comprised the United States at the time of the Civil War.
If you consider the flag has one hole that goes thru and if you count both sides of that hole, there are then 35 holes. West Virginia was added in 1863 as the 35th state.
Crawford wears the Model 1860 Field and Staff Officers sword. The detail in the sword and the fringe of the flag add a sense of realism.
The detail in sword drag and spur strap again show us the attention to detail Tunison is well known for.
Original photograph of Brigadier GeneralSamual W. Crawford c1863
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