Extract from the Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge
April 19. The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which came from Lowell and Lawrence, was fired upon and stoned by the mob in Baltimore. The last company appears to have been the only one attacked; the report is that they had two men killed and some wounded, and shot down some ten of the assailants. Thus the first blood was shed on the anniversary of the battle of Lexington and Massachusetts suffered in both cases.
Published in The Autobiography of T. Jefferson Coolidge, 1831–1920 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923), 25–26.
April 19, 1861