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Today in
American Revolutionary War History

1777 - In Portsmouth, RI, British General Richard Prescott was captured by Colonel William Barton of the Rhode Island Patriot militia.

1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.




Revolutionary War Quotes

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
Thomas Paine

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