ORIGINAL VOLUME OF “WAR PAPERS” FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE RON TUNISON

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This volume’s full title is “WAR PAPERS READ BEFORE THE COMMANDERY OF THE STATE OF MAINE, MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES VOLUME 1” published by The Thurston Print in Portland 1898.

Book meas. approx. 6.50 x 9.75 inches with blue cloth covers with the title embossed in gold on the spine. Front cover has MOLLUS medal in gold. Covers show light edge wear.

Interior is well bound and mostly clean. Inside front cover has previous owners book plate with ink writing beneath. Papers on front and back hinges are cracked but holding well. Volume runs 352 pages with index.

Several of the stories told in the book deal with the Battle of Gettysburg while several others discuss certain Maine regiments and experiences as POWs.

Ron Tunison (1947 – 2013) was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a scholarship student at the NYC National Academy where he continued his sculpting studies. He went on to become an internationally acclaimed sculptor of nine heroic bronze monuments: "General W. Crawford," near Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the “Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial" on Steinwehr Ave., the bas-relief "Delaware State Memorial" on Taneytown Road, and "The Gettysburg Civil War Women's Memorial" at Evergreen Cemetery. On the Antietam National Battlefield is Tunison's "Irish Brigade Monument." "The Bivouac" is at the entrance to the Civil War Soldier's Museum at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va. "The Delaware Continentals" heroic size bronze of three advancing Revolutionary War soldiers stands atop a twenty-five-foot granite pedestal in front of Legislative Hall at Dover, Delaware. At Ringgold Gap in Atlanta, Ga., is Ron's life-size General Patrick Cleburne. Dedication ceremonies for “General John Barry, U.S. Naval Commander”, took place May 10th, 2014 at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Ron was the entrepreneur behind his own company Historical Sculptures, where he sculpted smaller statues.  [ad] [ph:L]

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