By Ron Field
The half performed within the Civil struggle (1861-1865) via the small Marine Corps of the United and accomplice States is overshadowed through the confrontations of the nice armies. however, the coastal and riverine campaigns have been of actual value, given the strategic importance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the fight for the Mississippi River. Marines donning blue and gray fought in lots of dramatic activities afloat and ashore – ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This e-book bargains a entire precis of all such battles, illustrated with infrequent early photos, and meticulously researched colour plates detailing the customarily vague trivia of Marine uniforms and gear.
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Ilr~r(lll. Vol. XL. CORR~SPOND£NCE. -Had Mr. A Seaman; and an Officer in the Navy" 'Vould not have had an opportunity, on the present occasion, of displaying his amiable «ualities a~ a judicious, 3 merciful, and l\ manly censor. If it be admitted that the author of the" Reply" seems to entertaiQ a very good opinion of himself, and that his composition is not entirely free from disingenuous assertion, it will, I should imagine, be allowed hy ever]' candid and unprejudiced reader, that his little work is by no means so con.
Comptlrisoll of Ihe Ttvo Ser1JiUB. · W London, Mlly J7111, 1818. IIIR. l the author uf them to Ihe cuntempt of E:nry honest man. " are i,: the smallest degree conVHsant with the r('guilltions a'fflpted in ii, will venture to deny, A par! /y ad'ene" 10 in the Jionse of Commons, [,nt more flurticulnrly 011 the 'lath nIt. l expressed Ihat gratitude ill the name of the \\hole naval sen ice to the first lurd III' the Trl·a,lIry. BefOl'e I proceed, it may be necessary to oh~e .. e, that the stat ..