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CONCISE HISTORY OF THE USMC 36 tion of the board. At its first meeting, the board recommended that the assault mission, that of seizing advanced bases and the systematic de- of all advanced base materiel and was charged s%'ith the responsibility of taking the necessary steps to instruct Marine Corps personnel in the vclopment of advanced base personnel and equipment. be assigned to the Marine Corps use of such materiel. since it would be "best adapted and most available for immediate and sudden call" for use in defending any advanced base.

When Major Reynolds and his surviving Marines reached Washington with the rest of the retreating arnìy, they went to the Marine Barracks to be refitted. Watson signed a pledge never to bear arms against the State of Florida after a number of Alabama militia, led by Florida authorities, took over the Pensacola Navy Yard. Later, Florida troops were able to gain control of Pensacola's defending forts with the exception of Fort Pickens. This fort was saved during April 1861, when a force of 110 Marines tinder the command of Lieutenant John C.

Henderson was succeeded in office by Lieutenant Colonel John Harris, who next morning, Greene was ordered to prepare a storming party which was to be used against Brown's fortress. At the appointed time, Lieutenant J. E. B. Stuart, USA, approached the engine house with a demand for Brown to sur- render. Brown refused and Greene and his ended further resistance. When Brown had was given the rank of Colonel Commandant. PART IV THE CIVIL WAR AND AFTER 1861-1898 such officers as George H. Terrett, who had When shore batteries from Charleston, South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861, the American Civil War began.

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