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Luther Crawford Ladd (22 December 1843 – 19 April 1861) was a soldier in the Union Army who was killed during the Baltimore riot of 1861. He is believed to have been the first man killed in the American Civil War. He was 17 years old at the time of his death.[1]


  1. Rosen, David M. (23). Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. pp. 147–148. ISBN 978-1598845266. 

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