Battle History of the United States Marine Corps, 1775–1945

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About the Book

Designed as a reference work for those interested in the combat history of the U.S. Marine Corps, this book describes the engagements from the formation of the Continental Marines to the Corps’ great exercise at the Battle of Okinawa. Organized chronologically, the individual skirmishes illustrate how each of the Marine Corps’ engagements contributed to the formation and evolution of the United States. Persons and divisions of note are mentioned, including key players, commanders and medal recipients.

About the Author(s)

The late George B. Clark, military historian and former Marine, wrote about World War I, World War II, and the United States Marine Corps. He lived in Pike, New Hampshire.

Bibliographic Details

George B. Clark
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 262
Bibliographic Info: 11 maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020 [2010]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7981-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5621-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3
Glossary      7
Abbreviations      9

1. American Revolution      11
2. The Fighting Tops      19
3. Barbary Wars      26
4. War of 1812      32
5. Between the Wars      41
6. War with Mexico      51
7. American Civil War      60
8. China      67
9. Colombia/Panama      81
10. Spanish-American-Cuban War      87
11. Philippine Islands      91
12. Cuba      95
13. Mexico 1914      102
14. Haiti      105
15. Dominican Republic      109
16. World War I      114
17. Nicaragua      141
18. World War II      147

Notes      237
Bibliography      245
Index      253