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West Point Museum : West Point

First Floor


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Beginning with the garrisoning of West Point during the Revolutionary War, the displays chronicle West Point and the United States Military Academy. Exhibited artifacts range from the sword of Polish patriot Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who engineered some of West Point's early fortifications, to the modern cadet uniform. Famous graduates such as Sylvanus Thayer, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John J. Pershing, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar Bradley are featured in the exhibits.




West Point Gallery

Cadet George S. Patton Howitzer portrait Photo

From Fort Putnam, West Point Looking Down the River By Alexander Robertson, 29 August 1796

View of West Point from Fort Putnam, Unknown Artist, circa 1855

Major Thayer And Staff By Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer, 1943
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Robert E. Lee Attributed to A. Louvrie, c. 1870 depicts Lee in the uniform of a USMA professor
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Cadet uniform, 1816​
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Sword and Scabbard of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko​

Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1756-1817) Engraving by Henry Bryan Hall, circa 1855​