Grenville F. Sparrow sword, ca. 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Grenville Sparrow of Portland, who served as a sergeant, then 2nd and 1st lieutenant, and finally as captain in the 17th Maine Infantry, carried this army-issued field sword during his time as a commissioned officer during the Civil War.

Officers rarely used the swords in battle.

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About This Item

  • Title: Grenville F. Sparrow sword, ca. 1863
  • Creator: Mansfield & Lamb, Rhode Island
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Steel, brass
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 103.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1998.453.2
  • 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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