Member Spotlight Found in Brady Civil War Photos The National Archives Brady Civil War Photos Location: Brady Civil War PhotosB-10 General Samuel W. Crawford and Staff of Seven.
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General Samuel W. Crawford

Crawford was the surgeon on duty at Fort Sumter during its bombardment in 1861. Commanding the Pennsylvania Reserve Division, he participated in the defense of Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He retired from the army on February 19, 1873.

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  1. Robert_Gray

    Robert_Gray (14 May 2015)

    Crawford was the surgeon on duty at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, during the Confederate bombardment in 1861, which represented the start of the Civil War. Despite his purely medical background, he was in command of several of the artillery pieces returning fire from the fort. Crawford was also present for Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865, making him one of the few soldiers to be present at both the beginning and the effective end of the Civil War.

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