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Aerial View of Gallery 5

The Founding the Nation Gallery covers the Army’s history from the colonial period to the War of 1812. Visitors explore the origins and formation of the Continental Army, its’ role in the Revolutionary War, and the Army’s development as a professional force. This gallery also covers key events of the War of 1812 such as Chippewa, the burning of Washington, the assault on Fort McHenry and the Battle of New Orleans. (National Museum of the United States Army, Scott Metzler)