|Object Name||Scabbard, Sword|
|Description||Silver plated brass scabbard decorated with applied Palmetto / palm tree behind shield and panoply of flags; two suspension rings on same horizontal plane with remains of belt sling attached to one with brass swivel snap hook; scabbard bent near tip; less than 50% of silver remains on scabbard. For sword (.45).|
|Owned||Albert Lawrence West|
|Owner Regiment||Architect and Civil Engineer, service to Confederate Govt; Co. G, 1st Georgia Infantry Local Defense (Augusta)|
|Made||Ames Manufacturing Company|
|Event||Siege of Savannah|
The sword and scabbard belonged to Albert Lawrence West. He was an architect and civil engineer for the Confederate government.
Col. George Washington Rains hired West to design and build the Augusta (Georgia) Arsenal. West also served a Corporal in Co. G, 1st Georgia Infantry Local Defense (Augusta) Troops. Rains organized this unit from the factory workers in the arsenal and gunpowder works; this unit participated in the action during Sherman's siege of Savannah.
West, Albert Lawrence
Sherman's March to the Sea
Siege of Savannah