Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The "I" on the button indicates the wearer is an infantry soldier. The buttons were used on coats, but could be replaced by a button indicating a specific state.
This button belonged to Grenville Sparrow of Portland, a sergeant, then lieutenant, then captain in Co. A of the 17th Maine Infantry.
About This Item
- Title: Civil War infantry button, ca. 1861
- Creator: D. Evans & Co., Massachusetts
- Creation Date: circa 1861
- Subject Date: circa 1861
- Media: Brass
- Local Code: 1998.453.23.1
- 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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LC Subject Headings
- Buttons (Fasteners)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
- Military uniforms--American
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
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