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Crawford Avenue runs south (one-way) through the valley along Plum Run at the base of Little Round Top. It became known as the “Valley of Death” after the fighting there on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Crawford Avenue was named after Brigadier General Samuel Crawford, who led his division of Pennsylvania Reserves  here in a charge that he believed saved Little Round Top for the Union. After the war Crawford, who was a veteran of both Fort Sumter and Appomattox and many battles in between, purchased land here and created a park to commemorate his division’s memory. The land is all now part of Gettysburg National Military Park.

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Tour map of Crawford Avenue on the Gettysburg battlefield

5th Corps, 3rd Division
 • 6th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade • 6th Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade

monument to an individual
Brigadier General Samuel Crawford

regimental and battery monuments
Massachusetts Battery C
 • New York 4th Battery • 62nd New York • 6th Pennsylvania Reserves • 93rd Pennsylvania • 95th Pennsylvania • 96th Pennsylvania • 98th Pennsylvania • 102nd Pennsylvania • 139th Pennsylvania • 14th United States