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Randy Groves Earle Hagen

The Online Gallery of Randy Groves

Moments of Personal Glory and Pain

Civil War Woodcarvings by Randy groves of

"Colors Forward!"
"Bitter Reunion"
"High-Water Mark"


Sculptures Themes



Other Civil War
Woodcarvings

Memorable Moments

General Winfield Scott Hancock
July 3, 1863

69th Pennsylvania Infantry
meets Pickettt's Charge


Heroes on Land and Sea

Nathan Bedford Forrest
General Nathan Bedford Forrest

James Longstreet
General James Longstreet

Horace Lawson Hunley
Captain Horace Lawson Hunley


President
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
President Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
The Great Emancipator











"Colors Forward!"

This piece was commissioned by an admirer of Randy Groves' works.  The collector  had just returned from the Gettysburg battlefield and was impressed with the area of Pickett's Charge.

His guide had told of the number of Confederates shot down while trying to get over the fence at the Emmitsburg Road.

Pickett's Charge

The piece depicts a wounded Confederate flag-bearer at the fence. His comrade has propped his musket against the fence and is reaching to take the shot-torn flag as he begins to climb

The figures are carved in Butternut and the fence is Cedar constructed in the way of farmers of the period. All are mounted on a Walnut base with a brass title plaque.
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"Bitter Reunion"

This piece was inspired by the countless instances of friends or brothers encountering one another on the battlefield on opposing sides.

In this instance, a Union soldier has come across a mortally wounded Confederate...his brother. The wounded man appeals for aid although, both know there is no hope.

brothers on opposing sides

The figures were carved in Butternut wood and mounted on a Walnut base with a brass plaque bearing the title. The piece is part of a private collection in Canada.


"High-Water Mark"

Pickett's Charge took place on the third day of the battle of Gettysburg. The object of the charge was to converge on a low stone wall after crossing a mile of open ground. Although a small number of Rebel troops survived to reach the wall, they were too few and unsupported to remain.

Pickett's Charge

This piece depicts a wounded Confederate flag bearer who has managed to drag himself to the wall and is urging his remaining comrades forward.

"High-Water Mark" is in a private collection in Virginia.







Other pieces from the CIVIL WAR series


(click image to view details and images of the sculpture)

Irish Brigade Monument sculpture
Irish Brigade Monument
in Bronze & pecanwood

Robert E. Lee sculpture
General Robert E. Lee in bronze and White Marble; Relief in Bronze, Marble and Pecanwood


Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Joshua Lawrence Chamverlain bust
in Bronze, White Marble & Pecanwood as well as figure at Little Round Top

Civil War Desktop Pieces
Chamberlain, Lee, Lincoln, Longstreet, Jackson




Restorations
of John Rogers