November 1936

Selecting a Commandant in 1864

Volume 20, Issue 4

Carrie Moreno Shaw

John Harris' service in the office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps came to an end with his death on May 2, 1864. During his tenure of that office he appears to have had many difficulties with the other senior officers of the Corps. One of them he persisted in keeping in an inactive duty status even in time of war while the most competent of the field officers, at least the one to whom was entrusted the most important assignments during the war, Lieutenant Colonel John G. Reynolds, he had court-martialed on more or less trivial charges.

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