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Volunteer enlistment form, Portland, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Grenville F. Sparrow, age 25, of Portland enlisted in Co. B of the 17th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers as a private on July 24, 1862. A few weeks later, he was promoted to sergeant and, by the time he left the service, he was a captain.

Sparrow's enlistment form shows that he worked as a clerk at the time of his enlistment and that he had blue eyes and dark hair.

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  • Title: Volunteer enlistment form, Portland, 1862
  • Creation Date: 1862-07-24
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 25 x 20
  • Local Code: Coll. 2293, Scrapbook 3
  • Collection: Grenville Sparrow
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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