Ladd and Whitney Monument
A granite obelisk some twenty seven and a half feet in height with a cruciform base, the Ladd and Whitney Monument was erected in memory of Luther Crawford Ladd and Addison Ottis Whitney, residents of Lowell. Ladd and Whitney, who are widely reported to have been the first fatalities of the Civil War, are buried beneath the monument alongside fellow soldier from the 6th Massachusetts Regiment, Charles A. Taylor.
June 17, 1865
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" x " x 330"
Cost / Value:
Committee to the Lowell City Council
The State of Massachusetts & the City of Lowell ($2000 each)
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