British battle tanks. 1945 to the present. by Simon Dunstan

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Ships. They landed at Murreil's Inlet near Charleston and destroyed a Confederate schooner and were on the Kearsarge when it destroyed the commerce raider Alabama. During July Marines assisted in the defense of Washington against General Jubal Early's forces, while other Marines from the Philadelphia Barracks were CONCISE HISTORY OF THE USMC 26 protecting the railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace which linked Baltimore with Wilmington and Philadelphia. In August, Marines on the ships of Captain Farragut distinguished themselves in battle at Mobile Bay.

On 31 May, a Marine force led by Captains John T. Myers and Newt H. Hall made up a part of the international expedition which set out by train from Tientsin for Peking. Upon arrival at its destination, during the evening of the same day, the force was met by representatives of the legation and by thousands of silent, staring Chinese. On 5 June, the rail transportation between Tientsin and Peking was cut off by the Boxers and the legations needed more help to defend themselves. On 10 June, an international relief force, commanded by British Admiral Sir Edward Seymour, left Tientsin to repair the i-ail line and reach Peking.

With his pass- but not before he had fired a shot which killed one of the Marines. Greene struck Brown with his sword and knocked him to the ground, which ing, the Marine Corps lost one of its greatest Commandants. Henderson was succeeded in office by Lieutenant Colonel John Harris, who next morning, Greene was ordered to prepare a storming party which was to be used against Brown's fortress. At the appointed time, Lieutenant J. E. B. Stuart, USA, approached the engine house with a demand for Brown to sur- render.

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