The Naval War with France
AMERICAN Marines first came into public notice in May, 1775, when a small detachment of State Marines escorted a convoy carrying a large sum of money from Hartford, Conn., to Ticonderoga, N. Y., for the relief of the garrison there. On November 10, 1775, Congress authorized the raising of two battalions of Continental Marines. After the Revolution, which was replete with the brilliant achievements of the Continental, State and privateers Marines, they were disbanded.
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