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Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.06.00045a
Description Black leather scabbard with gilded brass mounts. For sword (.45).
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned French Forrest
Owner Regiment Norfolk Navy Yard
Chief - Bureau of Orders & Detail
James River Squadron
Tredegar Iron Works
Made Firmin and Sons, London, England, Great Britain
Provenance Capt. French Forrest of the Confederate States Navy owned this sword and scabbard.

Forrest was in the United States Navy; following Virginia's secession, he served as flag officer of the Virginia State Navy, and commanded the Norfolk Navy Yard; when Virginia joined the Confederacy, he served in the Confederate Navy in the James River Squadron, and helped provide iron from the Gosport Navy Yard to the Tredegar Iron Works at the time of the casting of cannon for the Confederate government and armor for the CSS Virginia.
People Forrest, French
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond, Virginia
United States Navy
Subjects Navies
Naval personnel