(Photographic History Collection, NMAH)
The Trossel Family Home
Photographic History Collection, NMAH
Major General Daniel Sickles used this farm as his headquarters during the battle. He was wounded in the field to the west of the barn. The home belonged to the Trossel family, a couple and their nine children. During the fighting, the family was forced out. When they returned after the battle, most of their possessions had been looted and their home severely damaged.
These artifacts are a part of Smithsonian Books' fall release Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection