The Influence of the Spanish-American War on the U.S. Marine Corps

  • Jack Shulimson
Part of the The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Series on Diplomatic and Economic History book series


The Spanish-American War proved to be the crucible for the U.S. Marine Corps. While not fully knowing how they would use it, soon after the war’s outbreak naval authorities ordered establishment of a Marine battalion with its own transport. The activities of this battalion, whose men numbered less than a quarter of the active Marine Corps, not only received public approbation, but also suggested a change in the future relationship between the Marine Corps and the Navy.


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