The 134 acre farm was owned by Peter Trostle. Upon arrival, Dan Sickles used the farm for his headquarters. It was from this perspective that he saw the high ground on the Emmitsburg Road at the Peach Orchard as being a threat to his division. During the Longstreet’s second day attack the 9th Massachusetts Battery made a heroic stand firing canister. Sickles was wounded just north of the barn. There is a small monument that marks the spot.