Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford commanded the Third Division of the Fifth Corps at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Installed 1988. Copyrighted 1988.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 182 in.; Base: approx. 3 ft. x 60 in. x 48 in.
Who made it? Tunison, Ron, 1946- , sculptor. Tallix, founder.
What does it depict? Full-length 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. Samuel W. Crawford (1829-1892) commanded the Pennsylvania Reserve in the defense of Washington in May 1863. He led the division at Gettysburg, where they made up the 3rd Division of Sykes’ Corps and in all the operations of the Army of the Potomac until the close of the war. A relatively recent addition to the battlefield; erected by the state of Pennsylvania. Crawford was born in Franklin County and is buried in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery.
How is it inscribed? BRIG. GENERAL SAMUEL WILEY CRAWFORD/COMMANDER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES/1829-1892
When was this photograph taken? December 10, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Crawford Avenue, off Wheatfield Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on east side of Crawford Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? The monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commanded: Third Division of the Fifth Corps (Pennsylvania Reserves)
Brief Biography: Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 – November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War.
Bronze Portraits at Gettysburg
Brig. Gen. Francis Barlow – Brig. Gen. John Buford – John Burns – Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford – Father William Corby – Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday – Brig. Gen. John Geary – Brig. Gen. John Gibbon – Brig. Gen. George S. Greene – Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays – Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys – Maj. Gen. John Reynolds – Brig. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren – Brig. Gen. James S. Wadsworth – Brig. Gen. Alexander Webb – Maj. William Wells