Mess kit, ca. 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Granville F. Sparrow of Deering Center used the tin plate, knife and fork during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

Sparrow enlisted in August 1862 as a sergeant in Co. A, 17th Maine. He was promoted several times, finally to captain in June 1866, after he had mustered out with his regiment.

He participated in 30 engagements in the war, including Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Lee's surrender at Appomatox on April 9, 1865.

View/Add Comments


About This Item

  • Title: Mess kit, ca. 1863
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Tin, wood
  • Local Code: 1998.453.17
  • Object Type: Physical Object

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

People

Other Keywords


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Website

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.