|Object Name||Knife, Bowie|
|Description||Bowie with a stell blade and wooden grip. Marked in one side of the D-guard grip" "1862"; one the other side: "G.B. Nicholson". With leather scabbard (.78a).|
|Owned||Augustus R. Lankford; G. B. Nicholson ; George Benson Nicholson (tentative)|
Lankford: 38th Alabama Infantry
Nicholson: 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. K
|Event||Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing|
Bowie knife with scabbard captured from a Federal soldier (possibly named G. B. Nicholson, based upon inscription) by Col. Augustus R. Lankford, 38th Alabama Infantry, at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
The Federal soldier who may have originally owned this bowie knife with scabbard was possibly 1st Sgt. George Benson Nicholson of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. K. He enlisted in that regiment on June 18, 1861, for three years, and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. According to the National Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database, he seems to be the only man with the initials/name "G. B. Nicholson" who was in a regiment that fought at Shiloh.
Lankford, Augustus R.
unidentified Union soldier
Nicholson, G. B.
Nicholson, George Benson (tentative)
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing