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Civil War Union sailor on blockade duty in South Carolina

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This Civil War carte de visite (CDV) depicts a Union sailor who served with the blockade forces in occupied South Carolina.

    By December of 1861, the Union Navy controlled the area of Beaufort, SC and used it as a base for their East Coast blockade efforts.

    The single star (without cuff trim) was the insignia for a USN Botswain and Gunner (24 MAY 63- end of the Civil War) and was for Midshipmen as well (29 JAN 64- end of the Civil War).

    Because this CDV doesn't carry a revenue stamp, it most likely pre- dates 1 AUG 64.

    The sailors simple sack coat type jacket is unusual and more typical of the Army.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.



    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      I found this photo, possibly his studio:
      I was really taken by the name Erasmus Hubbard.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the link-- I appreciate it.

      The name is "ErasTus".

    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Sorry. But even better!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking bellin and buss.

    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks petey and walksoftly.

    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks mikko, cultcha and official.


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