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Luther C. Ladd
1861, about
Maker unknown
3 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 9 x 14 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Gift of William Caleb Loring

A portrait of Civil War soldier Luther C. Ladd of the Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The envelope bears the inscription: “Luther C. Ladd, of Alexandria, N.H., was shot in the Baltimore riot, April 19th, 1861, and bled to death on the same day. He was only 17 years of age. -- Just before he expired, he exclaimed -- "ALL HAIL TO THE STARS AND STRIPES." Forms part of the William Caleb Loring illustrated envelope collection.