|Title:||Captain J.D. Johnston Confederate States Navy sword|
|Dates:||between 1860 and 1869|
|Quantity:||0.54 Linear feet (1 sword; 1 folder housed with minor collections MS 504 -MS 514)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one sword in scabbard, formerly property of Captain J. D. Johnston, Confederate States Navy. There is a description available in the folder "Confederate Sword."|
J. D. Johnston was a Captain of the Confederate States Navy. Captain Johnston was second in command of the iron clad ram "Tennessee" under Admiral Buchanan at the Battle of Mobile Bay.
See also a description of the Battle of Mobile Bay, written by Captain Johnston in volume 4 of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.
Captain J. D. Johnston Confederate States Navy sword, MS 508. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.