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Civil War shell relics, ca. 1864

Civil War shell relics, ca. 1864

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Maine Historical Society

Wartime experiences so affected the soldiers, nurses, and others that they sought ways to remember.

Relics picked up on a battlefield may have had particular meanings since lost to descendants who, nevertheless, saved the artifacts.

Grenville Sparrow of Portland, who served at ranks from sergeant to captain in Co. A of the 17th Maine Infantry, collected these shell relics from battlefields during the war.


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