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Sparrow long underwear, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Grenville Sparrow of Portland (1836-1907) was 25 when he enlisted in Co. A of the 17th Maine Infantry on August 18, 1862.

Sparrow was promoted several times, achieving the rank of captain. Sparrow was issued -- and wore -- these white wool long underwear during his service in the Civil War.

Other Information


  • Title: Sparrow long underwear, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wool
  • Local Code: 1998.453.16
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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