Samuel Wylie Crawford photograph   Save
AV 200 Campus Martius Museum antique photography
Description: Carte de visite of General Samuel Wylie Crawford, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Originally from Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Crawford began the war as the surgeon at Fort Sumter. Moving into military command, he fought at Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Five Forks. He is most often remembered for his actions at Gettysburg. He marched in support of Colonel Vincent on Little Round Top, but missed that part of the fighting. He arrived in time to help sweep Longstreet's troops out of the Valley of Death, an action which McCandless' brigade had already begun. Nevertheless, Crawford claimed that he was the "Savior of Little Round Top," and spent a great deal of time post-war attempting to convince everyone else of that fact. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV200_b03_f33_42
Subjects: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military officers--Union
Places: Ohio; Franklin County (Pennsylvania)