Confederate Naval Officers Sword

Description (Brief)
This Confederate Naval Officers Sword was manufactured by Mole & Son of Birmingham, England and sold by Courtney & Tennant of Charleston, South Carolina. It was taken from a Confederate officer when the commerce raider C.S.S. Florida was seized by the U.S.S. Wachusett off the coast of Brazil in October 1864.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sword
date made
ca 1862
associated institution
Navy Department
Measurements
overall, sword: 3 in x 4 3/8 in x 36 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 11.1125 cm x 92.075 cm
overall, scabbard: 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 29 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 75.565 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
associated place
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*287124
accession number
58284
catalog number
287124
subject
Naval History
Edged Weapons
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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