Granville Sparrow's cartridge belt, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Granville Sparrow of Portland, who enlisted in Co. A of the 17th Maine in 1862 and moved through the ranks. He was promoted to Captain of Co. B in July 1864.

Sparrow (1836-1907) wore this cartridge belt during 30 engagements during the war.After the war, he returned to the Portland area.

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About This Item

  • Title: Granville Sparrow's cartridge belt, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Canvas, metal
  • Local Code: 1998.453.18
  • Collection: Capt. Granville F. Sparrow Civil War collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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