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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.

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  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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