Grenville Sparrow cartridge belt, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Grenville Sparrow of Portland, who enlisted in Co. A of the 17th Maine in 1862 and moved through the ranks, was promoted to captain in July 1864.

Sparrow (1836-1907) wore this cartridge belt during 30 engagements in which he was involved during the war.

After the war, he returned to the Portland area.

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About This Item

  • Title: Grenville Sparrow cartridge belt, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Canvas; metal
  • Local Code: 1998.453.18
  • Collection: Capt. Granville F. Sparrow Civil War collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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