The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863. One of the many important locations associated with the battle is the Trostle farm, which still shows a now quite famous hole in it from a Confederate artillery shell.
Here's a photograph (click to enlarge) that I took of the farm when I visited the battlefield with friends.
Below is a photograph of the farm taken some days after the battle. (Click to enlarge.)
From the Stone Sentinels website:
Owned by Peter Trostle, it was occupied at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg by his son Abraham, Abraham's wife Catherine, and their nine children.
The Trostles were abruptly forced from their home during the fighting, leaving dinner on the table, which was enjoyed by Sickles' staff. Like many of their neighbors, the Trostles returned to find most of their belongings looted or destroyed.
The 9th Massachusetts Battery fought a desperate last stand on their farm, with at least sixteen dead battery horses just in the front yard and over a hundred on the farm. Damage to property and real estate was estimated a $2,500 in a claim filed after the war, but it appears no compensation was ever paid.