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April 19, 1775: The Shot Heard Round the World
Another April 19
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The April 19 of 1775 was not destined to be the only memorable April 19 in American history.  On that date in 1861, four more soldiers from Massachusetts were the first to fall in the American Civil War.  During the next four years, over 600,000 men would follow these four to the grave.

Luther C. Ladd, Ladd and Whitney Monument, Lowell

Sumner H. Needham, Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence

Charles A. Taylor, Ladd and Whitney Monument, Lowell

Addison O. Whitney, Ladd and Whitney Monument, Lowell

"All Hail the Stars and Stripes!"
The Pratt Street Riot mural at the Massachusetts State House