Some Civil War Naval Blades


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Beautiful collection! Since the majority of these are presentation grade, I assume you know who at least some of them belonged to; any stories there?
 
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In the top group of swords, the sword on the left:

Presented to Cape Cod Sea Captain Rodney Baxter Steamship South Carolina. When the South Carolina was sold to the Navy, Baxter was commissioned an Acting Master. He only served from May 1861 to October 1861. He then Captained the U.S. Steam Transport Mississippi. His most famous passenger being General Butler.

“Presented to / CAPt RODNEY BAXTER / of the / STEAMSHIP So. CAROLINA / by the / President & Director / of the / Southern Steamship Co / May 1861.”
 



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