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Object Name Buckle, Belt
Catalog Number 0985.03.00047a
Description Cast brass, two piece, belt plate with militia eagle and shield with star, surrounded by a floral scroll design. The number "23" is stamped on wreath end.
Owned Albert Lawrence West
Owner Regiment Architect and Civil Engineer, service to Confederate Govt; Co. G, 1st Georgia Infantry Local Defense (Augusta)
Event Siege of Savannah
Provenance The sword belt and plate were owned by Albert Lawrence West and worn by him during the siege of Savannah during Sherman's March to the Sea. 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
Engineers
Architects
Architecture