These items were up for auction at the Swann Gallery in New York City on September 28, 2023

Click here to read more about Luther C. Ladd and this photograph

Click here for more about these items that sold for $500 at the auction

Click here for the Lowell Sun article "The first of so many to fall"

Click here for more about these letters and their writer, William H. H. Sunderland of Lowell,

Below are some related images that were not part of the auction.

From Harper's Weekly, July 8, 1865

Detail from 1850 map of Lowell

Detail from 1879 City Atlas of Lowell