The First to
Die in the Civil War
You are viewing
an original 1861 print depicting the first casualty of the Civil War. The
upper left corner of this print contains a picture of Mr. Luther C. Ladd,
the first to die in the Civil War. The caption reads, "Luther C. Ladd, A
Massachusetts Volunteer killed at Baltimore, April 19, 1861. Note that
this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This
leaf was printed on in 1861, within days of the Battle of Baltimore,
and the beginning of the Civil War!
Below the picture of
Mr. Ladd is a brief obituary. The obituary is entitled, "The First Victim
of the War". The obituary goes on to say, "Mr. Ladd was murdered by the
rowdies of Baltimore, on his passage through that city on April 19,
1864". The piece quotes Mr. Ladd as saying, "I shall go for my stars and
my stripes any way".
This is a truly
stunning and collectible piece, and would make an excellent addition to
any Civil War Collection. It would make a superb gift for anyone
interested in the Civil War, or history in general.
This leaf is an
actual page from the original June 1, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the
most popular illustrated newspaper of the day. It is a rare and highly
collectible illustration. Imagine owning the first edition story and
picture of the first to fall in the Civil War! Don't miss this chance to
own this important and original piece of history.