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For Honor, Flag, And Family: Civil War Major General Samuel W. Crawford, 1827-1892

Wagner, Richard

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ISBN 10: 1572493720 / ISBN 13: 9781572493728
Published by White Mane Pub, Shippensburg, PA, U.S.A., 2005
Used Condition: Fine Heavy Pictorial Wraps
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352pp with Index. Heavy color pictorial wraps. 1st Ed. As new! No flaws! Signed by author on rear of front cover. Illus. inB &W. USPS Tracking provided. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16544

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Title: For Honor, Flag, And Family: Civil War Major...

Publisher: White Mane Pub, Shippensburg, PA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Heavy Pictorial Wraps

Illustrator: Illus in b&w

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Civil War

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General Samuel Wylie Crawford served in the United States Army from Fort Sumter through Appomattox, fighting in the major battles in the Eastern Theater of the war. Born in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, Crawford graduated from the University of Pennsylvania medical school in 1850. Enlisting in the United States Army, he served as an assistant surgeon in the Southwest until 1860. In addition to his medical duties at Fort Sumter, Crawford also commanded a battery. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1862; his brigade was heavily engaged at Cedar Mountain, losing almost 50 percent of its strength. Although severely wounded at Antietam, Crawford recovered to lead the Pennsylvania Reserves at the Battle of Gettysburg. Fighting until the surrender at Appomattox, Crawford remained in the United States Army until retiring to Philadelphia in 1873.

For Honor, Flag, and Family shows the depth of compassion and the complexity of character that led to the prominence of Franklin County’s highest-ranking officer, Samuel Crawford. While serving at Fort Sumter, he eloquently delivered his lifelong motto: "I must sustain with honor my flag and the reputation of the name I bear."

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The story of Samuel Crawford's life and the turbulent events he experienced help us understand the Civil War period from the viewpoint of a complex and compassionate doctor-turned-general.

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