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Post  wfrad on Tue 25 Feb 2020, 6:30 am

Confederate officer ranks as of the 1861 regulations,
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Post  wfrad on Thu 27 Feb 2020, 4:19 am

Franklin Buchanan, (born Sept. 17, 1800, Baltimore—died May 11, 1874, Talbot County, Md., U.S.).
George Bancroft, secretary of the Navy named Commander Franklin Buchanan as the first superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. (1845–47).  Although considering he was what you could call a founding member of the Naval Academy, he hasn't quite as high a profile as some others.  That's maybe due to sinking some of their ships Embarassed

A midshipman in 1815, Buchanan served until 1845, when he submitted a plan for organizing a national naval academy at Annapolis. When the academy was founded in the same year, he was appointed to head it. In 1847–48 he saw active service in the Mexican War, and in 1852–54 he accompanied Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s expedition to Japan.

In April 1861, on the eve of the Civil War, Buchanan resigned his commission, believing that Maryland would secede from the Union. He tried to recall his resignation but was rejected and entered the Confederate Navy.
On September 5, 1861, Franklin Buchanan joined the Confederate Navy and was given a captain's commission.
He commanded the ironclad ram Virginia (Merrimack) when it sank the Union frigates Cumberland and Congress in Hampton Roads (March 1862).
Promoted to the rank of admiral in August (1862), the most senior naval officer of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861–65).
In Mobile Bay (August 1864) he fought Union ships with the ram Tennessee after other vessels of his own squadron were disabled or captured.

The first two images are of Buchanan in the uniform of a Federal (USN) Captain.
The third is titled giving the rank of Captain CSN Navy but shows him in the uniform with the rank strips of an Admiral.
The fourth image, someone please tell me, as it doesn’t appear to conform with any of the regulations that I’ve found up to know, for either federal or confederate.

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Post  wfrad on Sat 07 Mar 2020, 1:30 am

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut America’s first admiral.
Farragut commanded the Federal fleet at the battle of Mobile Bay, in which Tennessee fought alone against the Federal fleet.  Tennessee was eventually reduced to a motionless hulk and surrendered.

1863, 1st Lt. David G Rany Jr. Comfederate Marine Corps.  Wearing the black trimmed grey coat of a Comfederat Marine Corps officer.
In 1864 Raney commanded the ironclad Tennesse’s guard at the battle of Mobile Bay.
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Post  wfrad on Tue 24 Mar 2020, 8:15 am

William T Morrill Assistant Engingeer CSS Atlanta.
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Post  wfrad on Sun 29 Mar 2020, 10:07 pm

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Midshipman and Acting Masters Mate Francis Bartow Beville Confederate Navy

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Lieutenant John Grimball of C.S.S. Shenandoah, Confederate Navy

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