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Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.00723a
Date ca. 1861
Description Leather scabbard with gilded brass mounts. For sword (.723).
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned Lodge Colton
Owner Regiment CSS Shenandoah
Made Robert Mole and Sons, Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Provenance Lodge Colton used this sword and scabbard during the war. He was appointed from Maryland and served as Acting Master's Mate (as of October 8, 1864) aboard the CSS Shenandoah during 1864 - 1865. Colton "answered at last roll call of the crew when the captain surrendered to British authorities seven months after Gen. Lee's surrender. Lodge Colton's native city is Baltimore, Maryland. He now lives in Philadelphia, his occupation, 'mariner.' The sword was carefully preserved and at last has found a safe resting place." Colton died in 1913. His 1865 railroad pass for the Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Company (MS-19310223) is in the Confederate Navy Series in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. His navy belt with belt plate (0985.13.83-.83a) are also in the Museum's collections.
People Colton, Lodge
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Surrender at Liverpool, England, November 1865
Subjects Navies