OUT OF PRINT REFERENCE BOOK ON CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE RON TUNISON

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Like new condition copy of “CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS A GUIDE FOR THE HISTORIAN” by Howard R.  Crouch.

Volume meas. approx. 8.75 x 11.25 and runs 238 pages with index. Published by SCS Publications in 1995.

The book is profusely illustrated and covers all categories of Civil War relics.

Interior is clean and covers are excellent. Inside front cover bears Mr. Tunison’s name and the date December 1997.

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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