Verses, appropriate on the occasion of the dedication of the Ladd and Witney Monument, at Lowell, on Saturday, June 17th, 1865. George G. B. DeWolfe.

Verses, appropriate on the occasion of the dedication of the Ladd and Witney Monument, at Lowell, on Saturday, June 17th, 1865

Lowell, MA: 1865. Broadside, 7.75" x 6"; eight stanzas of verse, small woodblock illustration, text in two columns; trimmed close to ornamental border at top and bottom, (left and right border lost), old folds, tear neatly repaired, signature of Stephen Emerson 1874 and some calculations in pencil on verso. The Ladd and Whitney monument was dedicated to the soldiers of the Massachusetts 6th regiment, four of whom were killed during the Prat Street Riot of 1861. The regiment was attacked by Confederates and their sympathizers while en route to DC, shortly after the attack on Fort Sumpter. The resulting deaths are considered the first of the Civil War. Brown only in OCLC with less trimming and described as having a full ornamental border. Item #57736

Price: $150.00

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