Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles Wounding Monument

Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles served as the commander of the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The spot where he fell wounded is marked with a monument.

Sickles wounding monument near Trostle Farm. Gettysburg August 2011

Dedicated: 1901.

Location: Near Trostle Barn, north side of United States Avenue. The monument marks the site where General Sickles was seriously wounded by shrapnel about 6:00 P.M. on July 2, 1863.

Description: A square monument made of rough granite blocks is topped with a polished granite diamond symbol of the Third Corps. Monument is a rough and smooth three-course granite shaft topped by a polished Third Corps lozenge emblem in the form of a diamond that rests in a V-shaped top course and set on a 3.3×2.9 foot rough hewn base. The emblem has an inscription in the center. Overall height is 7 feet.