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In the eighteenth century, the concept of a sea-going fighting regiment spread to the British Colonies in the new world of America. In , the British crown raised a regiment of American colonists to fight aboard British ships in her war against Spain. These were infantry men from his army that he drafted for the marines. In the resolution, provisions were established for the Navy pay list and grades which included the establishment of two battalions of the Continental Marines. In , the first session of the United States Congress convened to take on the task of governing the United States.
One of the tasks was to create a Naval force to protect against the scourge of Barbary pirates on the eastern seaboard.
Navy, all of which would carry a Marine fighting force. A year later a Massachusetts congressman, Samuel Sewall, proposed the official organization of a Marine Corps to support the Navy on amphibious operations.
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After months of debate, both bodies of the U. The following day, the President appointed William Ward Burrows the Major Commandant of the new Corps, who established his Headquarters in Philadelphia, at that time still the capital of the new nation. Samuel Sewall, having championed the cause for a Marine Corps in the U. July 11th, was the official Marine Corps Birthday from until when, by an act of Congress, it was changed to November 10th, Sign in to Purchase Instantly.
The British decided to include American soldiers in the land force element of their Caribbean expedition, bringing Gooch's Regiment into being. The Regiment was nominally commanded by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and composed of thirty-six companies raised in nine North American colonies.
One of those companies was commanded by Lawrence Washington, the elder half brother of George Washington. They fought as Marines at the siege of Cartagena, an occupation of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an assault on Portobello and finally an occupation of the Island of Ruatan. They were forced to serve as sailors, replacing an ever dwindling number of seamen suffering from life in the tropics in the days before modern medicine.
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