West Point in the Making of America








The National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is grateful to the many organizations and individuals, both active and retired, of the U.S. Army and its contractors whose technical support, advice, and hard work made this exhibition possible.

Support for this exhibition has been provided by the United States Army Center of Military History and the Army Historical Foundation with generous contributions from:

Lockheed Martin
USAA Foundation
The Carlyle Group
Boeing Foundation
General Motors Corporation
United Defense
The McCormick Tribune Foundation
Goodrich Corporation
Association of the United States Army


The Museum gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, organizations, and corporations who gave their time and support to the exhibition, or lent or donated objects that appear in West Point in the Making of America, 1802–1918:

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University
Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park
Arizona Historical Society, Tucson
B&O Railroad Museum
Susan D. Beller and Myron J. Liberman, in memory of Ester and Gilbert Liberman
Estate of Gen. Wilmon W. Blackmar
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Borkin in memory of Morris Borkin
The Brennan Collection
Elizabeth B. Custer
John William Christopher Draper/James Christopher Draper
Freer Gallery
Louis Glanzman
Julia Dent Grant
William H. Guthman
Historic Lexington Foundation
History Program, National Imagery and Mapping Agency
C. Bremer Jackson
Library of Congress
J. Mortimer Lichtenauer
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Colonel John J. McElwee, Retired
The Honorable George B. McClellan, son of General George B. McClellan
Montana Historical Society
The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology
National Archives and Records Administration
National Gallery of Art
National Geographic Society
National Portrait Gallery
NMAH Archive Center
New York State Library
George A. Norton
Mrs. Bridget E. O’Farrell
Family of Gen. John J. Pershing
The Robert E. Petersen Sports Afield Collection
F. E. Robinson
Mrs. A. S. Rowan
Konrad Schmidt
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (U.S. Army, retired)
Smithsonian Archives
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Stratford Hall Plantation, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association
Col. Charles P. Summerall Jr.
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
June Tuck
U.S. Army Center of Military History
U.S. Army Military History Institute
U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps Museum, Ft. Lee, Virginia
University of Missouri-Columbia
United States Military Academy Library
West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy Museum
United States Postal Service
Franklin Wingard
Norman K. Wolfe, nephew of General Frank Lahm

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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