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.

Date Made: ca 1862

Associated Institution: Navy Department

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, BirminghamAssociated Place: United States: Confederate States of America

Subject: Naval HistoryEdged WeaponsRelated Event: Civil War


See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Civil War, Military


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.287124Accession Number: 58284Catalog Number: 287124

Object Name: sword

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 cmoverall, 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


Record Id: nmah_1202862

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