United States 33-star flag; 1859

The US Navy in
the Civil War

Flag Officer's Broad Pennant; 1857
United States 34-star flag; 1861
Rear Admiral's Broad Pennant; 1865
United States 35-star flag; 1863
Vice Admiral's Broad Pennant; 1865
 


Enlisted Sailors 1841-1866

No Insignia
No Insignia


Fireman, Coal-Heaver, Seaman,
Ordinary Seaman, Landsman, Boy
(Blues and Whites)
Petty Officers
(Blues 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
  • Officers' Steward


Officers
1852 -1862

Sea Officers










































Sailmaker Carpenter Gunner Boatswain Midshipman Passed
Midshipman










































Master Lieutenant Lieutenant,
as Executive Officer
Commander
Captain
Flag Officer
(Commodore 1852-57)
 
 
Civil Officers
Naval Medical Dept.    






























Assistant Surgeon
Passed
Assistant Surgeon
Surgeon
Surgeon,
more than 12 yrs svc



           
    Naval Pay Dept.    






















Purser
Purser,
more than 12 yrs svc


           
Naval Engineering      























2nd Assisistant
Engineer

1st Assistant
Engineer

Chief Engineer


           
  Other Naval Staff  




















Clerk Flag Officer's
Secretary
Professor
Chaplain




Officers
1862-1863

Sea Officers



































Passed
Midshipman
Ensign
Master
Lieutenant Lieutenant,
as Executive Officer



































Lieutenant
Commander
Commander Captain Commodore Rear
Admiral



Officers
1864-1865

Line Officers



































Sailmaker
Carpenter
Gunner
Boatswain


































Midshipman,
Master's Mate
Ensign Master Lieutenant Lieutenant
Commander





























Commander Captain Commodore Rear
Admiral

 
 
Staff Officers
Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery





























Assistant Surgeon
Passed
Assistant Surgeon
Surgeon






















Surgeon,
after 5 yrs svc
Fleet Surgeon and
Surgeon, after 15 yrs
Chief of Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery


 
Naval Bureau of Provision and Clothing



















Assistant Paymaster

Paymaster























Paymaster,
after 5 yrs svc

Fleet Paymaster and
Paymaster, after 15 yrs

Chief of Bureau of
Provision and Clothing



         
Naval Bureau of Steam Engineering





























3rd Assistant
Engineer

2nd Assisistant
Engineer

1st Assistant
Engineer


Chief Engineer























Chief Engineer,
after 5 yrs svc

Fleet Engineer and
Chief Engineer after 15 yrs

Chief of Bureau of
Steam Engineering



         
Naval Bureau of Construction
























Assistant
Naval Contructor

Naval Constructor






















 

Naval Constructor,
after 12 yrs svc
Naval Constructor,
after 20 yrs svc
Chief of Bureau of
Construction

         
Naval Chaplains
       





        Chaplain







       
Chaplain,
after 12 yrs svc
       
         
Other Naval Staff






















Clerk

Admiral's
Secretary
Professor of
Mathematics








 




Professor of
Mathematics
,
after 12 yrs svc







Officers
1865-1869

Line Officers






























Sailmaker
Carpenter
Gunner
Boatswain


































Midshipman Ensign Master Lieutenant Lieutenant
Commander




































Commander Captain Commodore Rear
Admiral
Vice Admiral
(Farragut+Porter 1864)













Admiral
(Farragut 1866)
(Porter 1870)



 




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