Marines in the Revolution : A History of the Continental Marines in the American Revolution 1775-1783

Smith, Charles R.

Published by History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, 1975
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SIGNED BY COLONEL CHARLES WATERHOUSE on verso of front free endpaper, with a long inscription by him to "friend D-- B--" (who was also an artist). 491pp. Index. Color and sepia tone illustrations by Waterhouse, and b/w illustrations by other artists. Maps. Decorated endpapers. Spine is lightly rubbed. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking! This is a large book and will require additional postage for International shipments. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Marines in the Revolution : A History of the...
Publisher: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Pictorial Hard Cover
Illustrator: Waterhouse, Charles H.
Book Condition: Near Fine

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Book Description History and Museums Division, Hedquaarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D. C., 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. illus by Major Charles H. Waterhouse, USMCR (illustrator). 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 478 pp + index. A detailed history of the USMC during the American Revolution. This copy has shelf wear at lower corners and edges. Contents are clean and the binding remains tight. Bookseller Inventory # 000197

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Book Description 1975. Washington. 4to. Hardcover. Illustrated by Major Charles H. Waterhouse. Very slight wear to spine ends; otherwise clean and tight. (REVTOP. Bookseller Inventory # E3432

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Book Description U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. VG paper over board hardback, no DJ. Printed cover with worn spine edges, bumped corners, some scuffs. Binding tight. End papers and pp are clean and unmarked. Apprental cut in bottom on front end paper goes through, diminishing in size, to p 36; from there, tiny hole appears throughout the book. 4to, 491 pp with color and b/w illustrations, extensive appendices including notes, sections of journals and list of biographies, and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. Bookseller Inventory # 7613

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Book Description 1975. Book Condition: very good. Comprehensive history of the formation and action seen by the Continental Marines from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Details of individual battles, formation and demobilization. First edition in very good condition. 490p. Bookseller Inventory # 19397

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Book Description St. John s Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 279 x 216 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Note: This is a rare work on the early history of the Marine Corps. Since it originally was published a number of years ago in a much larger format, we had to reduce it to a reasonable 8.5x11 inches. Readers may note some darkening of several page edges from the reduction process. Also several paintings have been reduced in size. All information has been retained and none of these minor appearance changes impact readability. Please enjoy this wealth if information.(SJP) Marines are as old as naval warfare itself. When Themistocles mobilized Athenian sea power against the invading Persians n 480 B.C., one of his first decrees was to order the enlistment of Marines for the fleet. These men, called Epibatae, or heavyarmed sea soldiers, fought in the Greek triremes at Salamis which turned back Xerxes and saved Athens. Later, Rome had what Polybius described as milites classiarii (soldiers of the fleet), a category of Roman soldier organized and specially armed for duty on board warships, usually quinqueremes of the line. During the middle ages, ordinary soldiers were frequently embarked on board ship to provide a fighting backbone, but it was not until the naval wars of the 17th century that the distinct and organized role of Marines was almost simultaneously rediscovered by the British and Dutch, who raised the first two modern corps of Marines n 1664 and 1665, respectively. Americans of the 17th and 18th centuries were notably a maritime people. The British colonies were close to the sea, but scattered along a coast line of more than a thousand miles, so that, in the absence of good roads, intercommunication was almost completely by water. Ocean trade also, chiefly with England and the West Indies, was extensive. Fishing was one of the most important industries, especially of the northeastern colonies, and the handling of small vessels on the Newfoundland Banks during all seasons of the year trained large numbers of men in seamanship. The whale fisheries likewise furnished an unsurpassed school for mariners. A considerable number of colonists, therefore, were at home upon the sea and, more than this, they were to some extent practiced in maritime warfare. England, during the 17th and 18th centuries, was at war with various European powers a great part of the time, and almost from the beginning of the colonial period American privateers and letters of marque scoured the ocean in search of French and Spanish prizes. Large fleets were also fitted out and manned by provincials for various expeditions against foreign-held territories. The first of these expeditions to employ Americans in a capacity as Marines was that launched by Admiral Edward Vernon against the Spaniards in the War of the Austrian Succession. British Marines, after the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, were practically disbanded; only four invalid companies remained. However, with the outbreak of hostilities with Spain in 1739, King George Il took measures to re-establish the Marines. On 15 November, in his address to the House of Commons which opened Parliament, the King stated that the prosecution of the war would require a number of soldiers to serve on board the fleet, and he judged it proper, that a body of Marines should be raised. The following month, an Order n Council decreed the formation of six regiments of Marines, each with an authorized strength of 1,100. Increases soon followed among them were three regiments organized in the colonies and placed under the command of Colonel Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781944961596

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Book Description St. John s Press, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 279 x 216 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Note: This is a rare work on the early history of the Marine Corps. Since it originally was published a number of years ago in a much larger format, we had to reduce it to a reasonable 8.5x11 inches. Readers may note some darkening of several page edges from the reduction process. Also several paintings have been reduced in size. All information has been retained and none of these minor appearance changes impact readability. Please enjoy this wealth if information.(SJP) Marines are as old as naval warfare itself. When Themistocles mobilized Athenian sea power against the invading Persians n 480 B.C., one of his first decrees was to order the enlistment of Marines for the fleet. These men, called Epibatae, or heavyarmed sea soldiers, fought in the Greek triremes at Salamis which turned back Xerxes and saved Athens. Later, Rome had what Polybius described as milites classiarii (soldiers of the fleet), a category of Roman soldier organized and specially armed for duty on board warships, usually quinqueremes of the line. During the middle ages, ordinary soldiers were frequently embarked on board ship to provide a fighting backbone, but it was not until the naval wars of the 17th century that the distinct and organized role of Marines was almost simultaneously rediscovered by the British and Dutch, who raised the first two modern corps of Marines n 1664 and 1665, respectively. Americans of the 17th and 18th centuries were notably a maritime people. The British colonies were close to the sea, but scattered along a coast line of more than a thousand miles, so that, in the absence of good roads, intercommunication was almost completely by water. Ocean trade also, chiefly with England and the West Indies, was extensive. Fishing was one of the most important industries, especially of the northeastern colonies, and the handling of small vessels on the Newfoundland Banks during all seasons of the year trained large numbers of men in seamanship. The whale fisheries likewise furnished an unsurpassed school for mariners. A considerable number of colonists, therefore, were at home upon the sea and, more than this, they were to some extent practiced in maritime warfare. England, during the 17th and 18th centuries, was at war with various European powers a great part of the time, and almost from the beginning of the colonial period American privateers and letters of marque scoured the ocean in search of French and Spanish prizes. Large fleets were also fitted out and manned by provincials for various expeditions against foreign-held territories. The first of these expeditions to employ Americans in a capacity as Marines was that launched by Admiral Edward Vernon against the Spaniards in the War of the Austrian Succession. British Marines, after the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, were practically disbanded; only four invalid companies remained. However, with the outbreak of hostilities with Spain in 1739, King George Il took measures to re-establish the Marines. On 15 November, in his address to the House of Commons which opened Parliament, the King stated that the prosecution of the war would require a number of soldiers to serve on board the fleet, and he judged it proper, that a body of Marines should be raised. The following month, an Order n Council decreed the formation of six regiments of Marines, each with an authorized strength of 1,100. Increases soon followed among them were three regiments organized in the colonies and placed under the command of Colonel Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781944961596

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Book Description US Marine Corps, Washington,DC, 1975. Hard Cover Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Major Charles H Waterhouse, USMCR (illustrator). First Edition, First Printing. Light wear to spined ends and bottom square coreners; former owner's name and address on top corner clipped title page; clean test, sound and tight binding. NF no dust jacket as issued. Light wear to spine ends and corners. Large and heavy book, additional postage required. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 053734

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