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S. legation was too small to accommodate the additional Marines and sailors. 12 Conger is quoted as telling Myers, “Thank God you’ve come. 13 In addition, the legation already had 7,000 rounds of rifle ammunition available. 1). One situation that seemed insignificant at the time later loomed very large and troublesome: the Russian sailors had intended to bring a cannon with them but in the confusion at the railroad terminus had left it behind. They did, however, bring the ammunition, and later that would come in very handy.

1. Defense of the Legations—Peking, 1900 portance happened during the period between 1 June and 5 June. But on 6 June the railroad lines were torn up, and the Chinese interrupted the Tientsin-Peking connection; traffic ceased entirely. Myers wired McCalla that he needed at least 25 more Marines to man and protect the legation properly. In addition to the foreign troops already in residence, 52 German and 37 Austrian Marines joined the group of foreign guards at the Peking legations. Chief Machinist’s Mate Carl T.

He was later promoted to commodore and in 1863 was in command of the naval station at Pensacola, Florida. 7. He entered the Corps on 2 January 1855. S. Marine. His father, Maj. Henry B. , resigned his commission on 2 May 1861 after serving as a Marine for 34 years. Both went south and entered the Confederate Marine Corps. 8. Armstrong was a captain on the retired list in 1861 and, interestingly, was listed as “Under Suspension,” not recommended for promotion. 9. Even though he received a brevet for actions during the Mexican War, Simms was dismissed from the Corps on 8 July 1861.

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