March 1916

The Corps One Hundred Years Ago

Volume 1, Issue 1

THROUGH the instrumentality of an Order Book of the old Washington Headquarters that has successfully withstood the ravages of time, it is possible to present to the Corps of today a faithful mirror in which can be seen the life of the Corps in the early years of the nineteenth century. Beginning with an entry of August 22, 1803, in which Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Burrows, Commandant of the Marine Corps, summoned a court-martial to try men for sundry derelictions, it ends with a recital of the execution of a deserter by a firing squad on January 13, 1815.

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