Hidden Gems

Get a more in-depth view into some of our incredible, yet underappreciated items in our collection.  Click on the images to learn about their importance to the Revolution and, in some cases, how they still impact us today!

Quarter Master General’s Chest

The Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart)

Brigadier General William E. Horton Medals

Companion Engravings: George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette

Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States by Baron von Steuben

John Quincy Adams Latin Text

L’Enfant and the Society of Cincinnati Insignia