Signed on the Front CDV of Union General Samuel W. Crawford – At Gettysburg Crawford Seized the Colors & Drove the Confederates out of “the Valley of Death” Beside Little Round Top
Crawford began his military career as a doctor with Robert Anderson on Fort Sumter in April of 1861. He was severely wounded at Antietam and at Gettysburg his division swept down the slopes of Little Round Top driving the Confederates from the Valley of Death. He was wounded again at Weldon Railroad. Crawford was present for Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865, making him one of the few soldiers to be present at both the beginning (Fort Sumter) and ending of the Civil War. Crawford was also prominent in preserving the Gettysburg battlefield after the war.
The CDV is by “Leon Van Loo of Cincinnati” and is in excellent condition showing a bust-view of Crawford and signed in nice dark ink on the front. This is the only signed-on-the-front Crawford that we have seen offered for sale. An outstanding beauty for the Gettysburg collector.
#P494 – Price $1,095