Log of 159 Years of Service
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1775-On May 3rd a Marine officer and several Marines were engaged for service on Lake Champlain. This is the earliest known record, after the outbreak of the Revolution, that "Marines" were provided for and actually enrolled.
1776-Two hundred Marines and sailors, under Captain Nicholas. USMC, captured Ft. Montague, New Providence, Bahama Islands. Congress provided that Marines should share in prize monies of all captures by American vessels upon which they might be serving.
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