The US Army, under the direction of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Center for Military History has transferred the bulk of its artifacts collection to the Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) as a deed gift. All other artifacts will stay in place under conditional loans. The Jefferson Davis artifacts are being recalled by the Davis family for evaluation and redistribution. The FMA signed the loan agreement for the artifacts on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Quarters 1, 151 Bernard Road, Fort Monroe, VA, 23651.
With over 800 items included in the transfer, this is one of the largest artifacts transfers by the US Army in over 150 years.
The categories of the transfer include:
- Unconditional Deed of Gift to the FMA
- This includes everything else you see on display from artifacts. Reproductions, cases, mannequins, etc.
- Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has approved for The Center of Military History to conduct a loan to the FMA.
- Initial two year loan extendable to four years.
- Over 171 items including original textiles, side arms, equipment and projectiles (inert).
- Center of Military History has to transfer to TACOM for TACOM to issue a conditional loan to the FMA
- This includes all fire-able weapons including the heavy cannons.
- The Lincoln Gun is on this list.