Captain J.D. Johnston Confederate States Navy sword

Captain J.D. Johnston Confederate States Navy sword

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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."
Coll. Number: ms508(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Navy. -- Officers
Johnston, J. D.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Captain J. D. Johnston Confederate States Navy sword, MS 508. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Documents describing the history of the sword