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  • Collection: West Point Museum

WPM 351 - 30 Pdr Parrott.jpg
This Parrott Rifle, now on Trophy Point, was made at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York in 1863. It was mounted on Morris Island, South Carolina in January, 1864 during the siege of Charleston. Unlike many other Parrott rifles, this one…

First Medal of Honor (Face).jpg
First Medal of Honor, Awarded to Private Jacob Parrott on March 25, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln

Portrait engraving of George A. Woodruff, 1st Lieutenant Light Company I, U. S. Artillery (after photograph by Mathew Brady)

Pistol Only - no background.jpg
This revolver was used by First Lieutenant George Augustus Woodruff (USMA June, 1861) when he was mortally wounded on July 3, 1863 at the height of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg

Torpedo Letter (pg. 1 of 2) (002).jpg
Letter pertaining to transportation receipts and descriptions of torpedoes sent to West Point.

Michie Letter 2 of 2 .jpg
Letter from Peter Michie to USMA Superintendent George W. Cullum with a list and descriptions of torpedoes to be sent to West Point

Torpedo 2 (002).jpg
This keg torpedo was set off by contact. Although this
example was captured in Light House Inlet, near
Morris Island in August 1863, this type was also used
as land mines in front of Battery Wagner

Gift of Lieutenant Commander George Bacon,…

Portrait of Henry Wager Halleck

AccNo08986 - Major General George Cullum (SUPT 1864 - 1866) by Eliot Gregory 1863 (cropped).jpg
Portrait of USMA Superintendent Brigadier General George W. Cullum
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