Marines of Washington D.C.

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Marines of Washington, D.C. takes the reader on a visual tour that explores the dynamic history of the United States Marine Corps in the nation's capital. The Marines have played an integral role in the development of the social, structural, and political landscape of Washington for over 200 years. This volume traces the history of the Marines from the founding of the "Oldest Post of the Corps," Marine Barracks Washington in 1801, to participation in the War of 1812, the Civil War, the World Wars, and into the modern day. Explore the lasting impact of famous Marines, including Commandant Archibald Henderson, Marine Band Director John Phillip Sousa, and Commandants Alfred M. Grey and John A. Lejeune. Marines of Washington, D.C. highlights the unique relationship between the Marines of the nation's capital, the President, and the citizens of the United States they serve.
ISBN: 9780738516288
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: District of Columbia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With over 20 years of active service in the Marine Corps, including several tours in the capital region, author Mark Blumenthal offers a unique perspective on the history of the Marine Corps presence in Washington. Blumenthal has collected over 200 archival images, including many never before published photographs of landmarks such as Marine Barrack 8th and I, the Washington Navy Yard, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
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