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Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.03.00045a
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).
Dimensions L-37.5 inches
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
Provenance 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.
People West, Albert Lawrence
Search Terms Savannah, Georgia
Sherman's March
Savannah Campaign
Sherman's March to the Sea
Siege of Savannah
Subjects Engineering