Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Capt. Grenville Sparrow of the 17th Maine kept the key – said to be from a lock on a cell at Libby Prison in Richmond – as a war souvenir.
Sparrow of Portland, enlisted in August 1862 as a sergeant in Co. A of the 17th Maine Infantry. Sparrow, 25 at his enlistment, remained in the regiment until August 1865, having been promoted to lieutenant and captain.
About This Item
- Title: Libby Prison key, ca. 1863
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Town: Richmond
- State: VA
- Media: Iron
- Local Code: 1998.453.28(1)
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Keys (Hardware)
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
- Sparrow, Granville Fontaine, 1837-1907--Associated objects
- Libby Prison
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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