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Lowell, Massachusetts honors its first townsmen to fall in the Civil War with a splendid new monument

Dedication of the Whitney-Ladd Monument, Lowell, Massachusetts, June 17, 1865, artist's impression
06/17/1865
The city of Lowell, Massachusetts dedicated a monument almost 30 feet high to the memory of seventeen year old Luther Ladd and twenty-one year old Addison Whitney who were killed in the riot that attacked the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment as it passed through Baltimore, Maryland on April 19, 1861. Merrimac Square, the site of the new structure, was renamed Monument Square in their honor.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Ladd and Whitney Monument at Lowell," Harper's Weekly Magazine, July 8, 1865, p. 421.
"Dedication of the Lowell Monument," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, July 8, 1865, p. 248.