Exterior view of the Riedesel Mansion, corner of Brattle and Sparks Sts., from 140 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.
An exterior view from across Brattle Street of the house known variously as the Riedesel Mansion and the Sewall-Riedesel House at the corner with Sparks Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Baron Riedesel commanded the troops from Brunswick, Germany hired by the English to fight in the Revolutionary War. The American forces captured his wife and him in 1777, and they were imprisoned in this house. A rail fence encloses the property, which includes a carriage house.