S H I P’S   O F F I C E R S
Cabin Officer
Wardroom Officers
 Steerage Officers
Forward Officers
  

 
 
  During the Civil War naval officers were divided into four categories for purposes of berthing and messing aboard ship: cabin, wardroom, steerage, and forward officers. The captain had a private state room, and higher ranking officers had small cabins, while lower ranks only had individual lockers. This was the arrangement of the officers of the CSS Alabama.
 
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Created and maintained by Lisle Brown, Curator Special Collections
2007, Special Collections, Marshall University
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