COPY OF “CIVIL WAR RELICS OF THE WESTERN CAMPAIGNS” FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE RON TUNISON

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Item Code: 1100-275

The book was written and compiled by Charles S. Harris and designed and produced by Michael J. O’Donnell. It was published by Rapidan Press, Mechanicsville, Virginia and printed in 1989.

Volume is hardcover and meas. approx. 9.00 x 11.25 inches and runs 261 pages with index.

Dust jacket is good and shows only light surface wear. Interior is clean. Inside front cover has Mr. Tunison’s name and the year 1990.

Book discusses artifacts relating to battles of the Western Theater during the Civil War.

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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