1st Confederate States Flag; 1861 - Stars & Bars

The CS Navy
in the Civil War

1st C.S. Navy Jack; 1861
2nd Confederate States Flag; 1863 - Stainless Banner 2nd C.S. Navy Jack; 1863
3rd Confederate States Flag; 1865 - Bloodied Banner



Enlisted Sailors

No Insignia
No Insignia


Fireman, Coal-Heaver, Seaman,
Ordinary Seaman, Landsman, Boy
(Grays and Whites)
Petty Officers
(Grays and Whites)


Left Upper Sleeve:
  • Armorer
  • Captain of the Afterguard
  • Captain of the Forecastle
  • Captain of the Hold
  • Captain of the Tops
  • Cooper
  • Quarter-Gunner
  • Quartermaster
  • Ship's Corporal
Right Upper Sleeve:
  • Boatswain's Mate
  • Gunner's Mate
  • Carpenter's Mate
  • Master at Arms
  • Cook
  • Officer's Steward


  Sea Officers

































Sailmaker Carpenter Gunner Boatswain Midshipman Passed
Midshipman

 






 






 






 






 






 






Master Lieutenant Commander Captain Flag Officer Admiral
(added in 1864)


Civil Officers
  Naval Medical Dept.  
































Assistant Surgeon Passed
Assistant Surgeon
Surgeon Surgeon,
after 12 yrs svc

           
  Naval Pay Dept.  

























Assistant Paymaster
Paymaster Paymaster,
after 12 yrs svc

           
Naval Engineering  

 


























3rd Assistant
Engineer
2nd Assistant
Engineer
1st Assistant
Engineer
Chief Engineer Chief Engineer,
after 12 yrs svc

           
      Naval Construction  















Naval Constructors added in 1864
Naval Constructor Naval Constructor,
after 12 yrs svc

           
  Other Naval Staff  



















Clerk Flag Officer's
Secretary
Professor Chaplain







Confederate States Navy
and
Confederate States Marine Corps



Shipboard setting; left to right:

CSMC Private

CSMC Lieutenant

CSMC Corporal

CSN Seaman

CSN Petty Officer



Painting - CSN + CSMC


Confederate States Navy

Aboard the CSS Alabama, 1863;
off Capetown, British Cape Colony, Southern Africa;
left to right:



Lieutenant John McIntosh Kell,
(later Commander, CSN & Adjutant General of Georgia)
First Lieutenant and
Executive Officer


Commander Raphael Semmes,
(later Rear Admiral, CSN & Brigadier General, CSA)
Ship's Captain


 

 





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