19th Century Shipboard Marines

A bibliography (in progress) devoted to the subject of 19th-century shipboard Marines.

Register of Marine Corps Officers, 1825

Showing date of commission, brevet awards, duty station & place of birth, together with a list of Navy war vessels & a year-by-year summation of Marine Corps activities during the 1820s.

Melville on the Marines

Descriptive passages by the author of MOBY DICK about Marines aboard an American man-of-war in the 1840s.


The Barrier Forts: Canton, Korea, 1856

How 83 sailors & Marines captured four powerful redoubts, killed an estimated five hundred Chinese, and routed an army of thousands -- all at the cost of 7 killed in action.

An article by Bernard C. Nalty.


The U.S. Marines at Harper's Ferry, 1859

"I must also ask to express...my entire commendation of the conduct of the detachment of Marines, who were at all times ready and prompt in the execution of any duty."
~~ Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee from his report to the Adjutant General of the suppression of John Brown's Raid.
An article by Bernard C. Nalty.


The Shipboard Journal of a 19th-century 1stSgt of Marines

An original manuscript journal shown here for the first time anywhere.





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