Maine state uniform button, ca. 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Granville Sparrow of Portland, who enlisted as a sergeant in Co. A of the 17th Maine Infantry Regiment, and was later promoted to lieutenant, then to captain, had Maine state buttons on his officer's uniform.

An "I" on the button indicated the wearer of the coat was an infantry soldier. Soldiers could replace the standard buttons with those bearing the Maine state seal.

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About This Item

  • Title: Maine state uniform button, ca. 1863
  • Creator: D. Evans & Co., Massachusetts
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Brass
  • Local Code: 1998.453.23.2
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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