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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General Sickles

 
 
Major General Sickles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Major General Sickles Marker
A diamond symbol for Third Corps crowns the marker.
Inscription.  
Major General
Daniel Sickles
Wounded
July 2, 1863

 
Erected 1901.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.152′ N, 77° 14.566′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on United States Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Trostle Farm in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bigelow's Desperate Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); 3d Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Massachusetts Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 150th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); End of the Second Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Sickles' Witness Tree
Close Up of Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Close Up of Inscription
. Article from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The Marker and the Trostle Barn image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. The Marker and the Trostle Barn
Post-War Visit of General Sickles image. Click for more information.
4. Post-War Visit of General Sickles
This postwar photo, from the 1888 25th anniversary of the battle, General Sickles (center) visits the Trostle Farm with Generals Carr and Graham. Note that General Sickles stands on one leg. The other being amputated due to the wound suffered near the Trostle Barn on July 2, 1863. Carr and Graham were brigade commanders in Sickles Third Corps.

(Photo Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-69843.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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