Civil War infantry button, ca. 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

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 Granville Sparrow of Portland, a Sergeant, then Lieutenant (Co. A), then Captain in Co. B of the 17th Maine Infantry.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
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