Thursday, August 21, 2008

Trostle farm - Gettysburg

The moon hangs over the Trostle farm at Gettysburg. The scene here would have been chaotic late in the afternoon and early evening on the second day of fighting as Union troops posted at the Peach Orchard were routed and sent streaming back to Cemetery Ridge by Longstreet's assault. To the right of the Trostle barn (center) Union Major General Dan Sickles received the artillery wound that cost him his leg and knocked him out of the battle. (Click image for larger view).

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