Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Haiman's Sword Factory
Erected 1994 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 106-17.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1870.
Location. 32° 28.406′ N, 84° 59.494′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 1st Avenue, 0 miles north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. TSYS (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Thomas Schley (about 400 feet away); Ernest Woodruff / Robert Winship Woodruff (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff (about 400 feet away); The Rankin House (about 400 feet away); General Benning (about 500 feet away); High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House (about 500 feet away); Battle of Columbus (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
More about this marker. The marker was observed standing in 2006. It was reported and verified missing May 1, 2011. It was verified replaced November 10, 2016. The 1994 marker had replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had also disappeared. The text is that of the more recent marker, taken from the web site, "Latitude 34 North, Historic Markers Across Georgia."
Regarding Haiman's Sword Factory. Columbus, Georgia sword makers Louis and Elias Haiman operated the largest sword manufactory within the Southern Confederacy. They rented the top floor of a building at the corner of Thomas and Short streets, right beside the Haiman armory. Here they set up the Confederate States Sword Factory. They produced more cavalry swords for the Confederacy than all the other manufactures combined. They also made fine officer’s swords, though in very limited number. The officer’s swords were made not for the Confederacy, but for the retail trade to Confederate officers. They were etched by a local Columbus jeweler by the name of Spear, or a man named Kinsel. The Haiman’s sold their officer’s sword at a street level showroom on Broad Street. These swords were made with
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