A Note As to the Marine and His Ship
THE first reference to Marine Corps service appearing in the Revised Statutes relates to that in armed vessels of the United States. The Regulations of the United States Navy complying with this authority, specifically state that when detailed for duty on board ship the Marine Detachment "is a distinct part of the complement of the ship and forms a division in the detail of the whole force for battle."
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