Location: Huntsville Museum of Art
Duty, Honor, Country: Highlights from the West Point Museum Collection. Presented by PNC Bank
The exhibit presents objects hand-selected by HMA curators that encompasses the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the military history of the United States Army, and the history of warfare.
Highlights include stunning 19th century landscape panoramas of the West Point area and portraits of prominent West Point graduates; various cadet rifles and swords representing different eras in the Academy’s history; war trophies including a British howitzer captured during the Revolutionary War and a Confederate torpedo from the Civil War. Also included are historical artifacts associated with West Point, including a commission letter signed by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee’s sketch of a cadet cap, Ulysses S. Grant’s Academy diploma, and General Patton’s cadet dress coat.