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    • Marines in the Frigate Navy

    • Marines in the Frigate Navy
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The companion booklet to the "Marines in the Frigate Navy" collection of prints. Each print is assigned a page which goes into extensive detail about what is being depicted in Waterhouse's work, as well as relevant backstory and sources used to...
    • Captain Carmick Joins the "Constitution," Boston, 9 July 1799

    • Captain Carmick Joins the "Constitution," Boston, 9 July 1799
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The scene depicts Marine Captain Daniel Carmick arriving in Boston to take command of the 59 Marines assigned to the "Constitution" as he is received by a Marine sergeant and 3 privates.
    • Cutting Out of the "Sandwich," Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, 11 May 1800

    • Cutting Out of the "Sandwich," Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, 11 May 1800
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The scene depicted by Waterhouse shows Captain Carmick overseeing the surrender of sailors on the captured French privateer "Sandwich." The Marines captured the French ship in a daring sneak attack, snuck ashore to spike the cannon (this involved...
    • Placing the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., 31 March 1801

    • Placing the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., 31 March 1801
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. Marine Barracks (Washington, D.C.)
    • President Thomas Jefferson and Lieutenant Colonel Command William Ward Burrows are shown riding together to choose the site for the Marine Barracks after Congress had finally authorized funds for the purchase of land and construction of barracks....
    • Marines at the Great Guns, Off Tripoli, 3 August 1804

    • Marines at the Great Guns, Off Tripoli, 3 August 1804
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
    • Marines, minus their coats and muskets, are shown manning a 24 pounder aboard the "Constitution." This action was a part of Captain Edward Preble's assault on Tripoli in response to the Bashaw of Tripoli's demands for $10,000 to leave American...
    • The Assault on Derna, Tripoli, 27 April 1805

    • The Assault on Derna, Tripoli, 27 April 1805
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
    • This scene depicts the charge of an "American" force into the town of Derna. Navy Agent William Eaton led roughly 400 men, mostly Greek mercenaries and Bedouin horsemen into action against the Tripolitan city, as well as 7 Marines and a midshipman...
    • Swamp Ambush, St. Augustine, 11 September 1812

    • Swamp Ambush, St. Augustine, 11 September 1812
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The Marines and Georgia militiamen shown here were part of an ill-conceived attempt to annex Spanish Florida by force. The combined force was escorting 2 supply wagons through Twelve Mile Swamp, where they were ambushed by armed Seminoles and...
    • Parley at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands, 8 January 1814

    • Parley at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands, 8 January 1814
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--War of 1812.
    • This scene shows Marine Lieutenant John M. Gamble speaking to a Nukuhivan man, who has arrived to tell him the tribe in the next bay is at war again. Gamble had been left behind with several prize ships and prisoners by Captain David Porter with...
    • Shipbuilding at Sackets Harbor, New York, 11 January 1814

    • Shipbuilding at Sackets Harbor, New York, 11 January 1814
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--War of 1812.
    • In the lower righthand corner, the head shipwright Henry Eckford, Naval Commandant William Crane, and Marine Captain Richard Smith look over the largely finished brig "Jefferson" on the shores of Lake Ontario. The keels of the brig "Jones" and the...
    • The Final Stand at Bladensburg, Maryland, 24 August 1814

    • The Final Stand at Bladensburg, Maryland, 24 August 1814
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--War of 1812.
    • This scene depicts the early part of the Battle of Bladensburg, with Marine Captain Samuel Miller standing between 2 of the 12 pound field guns as they fired on the advancing 85th Foot. While the Marines detachment and Naval flotillamen initially...
    • Repulse of the Highlanders, New Orleans, 8 January 1815

    • Repulse of the Highlanders, New Orleans, 8 January 1815
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. United States. Marine Corps--History--War of 1812.
    • The biggest American victory of the War of 1812 came at the tail end of the conflict after then Major General (later President) Andrew Jackson chose a battleground eminently in his favor. Jackson's forces included a 56 Marine detachment under...
    • Commandant's Wedding Reception, Washington Marine Barracks, 17 October 1823

    • Commandant's Wedding Reception, Washington Marine Barracks, 17 October 1823
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections. Marine Barracks (Washington, D.C.). Henderson, Archibald, 1783-1859.
    • This scene shows the formal introduction of Anna Maria Henderson to Washington, D.C. society the day after she married Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson. Lieutenant Colonel Henderson is considered by many to be the father of the...
    • Foray into Fajardo Bay, Puerto Rico, 14 November 1824

    • Foray into Fajardo Bay, Puerto Rico, 14 November 1824
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • Marine Lieutenant Thomas B. Barton is seen here leading 14 Marines to seize and disable 2 old cannon protecting Fajardo Bay. This was all part of an action by Navy Captain David Porter to exact an apology for an insult previously given to Navy...
    • The Storming of Quallah Battoo, Sumatra, 6 February 1832

    • The Storming of Quallah Battoo, Sumatra, 6 February 1832
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • This scene shows Marines storming 1 of the 4 forts of Quallah Battoo. The attack was a response to Malay pirates attacking an American merchantman anchored at Quallah Battoo to trade for pepper. The pirates seized the ship, murdered most of the...
    • Changing Back to Green, Off Valparaiso, Chile, May 1835

    • Changing Back to Green, Off Valparaiso, Chile, May 1835
    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The Marines attached to the frigate "Brandywine" are seen here changing into their newly arrived (and newly mandated) green uniforms. The uniforms came from a supply ship sent to rendevous with the frigate and its attendant vessels. The change was...
    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: River and Harbors Work

    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: River and Harbors Work
    • Fitzgerald, Janet
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Historical Division. Center of Military History.
    • This document is from "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work," a series of 10 prints drawn by William Blomquist and Janet Fitzgerald.
    • Pulling Post

    • Pulling Post
    • Fitzgerald, Janet
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Historical Division. Center of Military History.
    • This print is from "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work," a series of 10 prints drawn by William Blomquist and Janet Fitzgerald. In this scene we see Corps of Engineers workers performing one of their more mundane tasks:...
    • Lake Sidney Lanier

    • Lake Sidney Lanier
    • Blomquist, William
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Historical Division. Center of Military History.
    • This print is from "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work," a series of 10 prints drawn by William Blomquist and Janet Fitzgerald. Lake Sidney Lanier is one of many lakes formed by Corps of Engineers dams. The Lake is used to...
    • The "Nauset" and the "Wampanoog" on the Cape Cod Canal

    • The "Nauset" and the "Wampanoog" on the Cape Cod Canal
    • Fitzgerald, Janet
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Historical Division. Center of Military History. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
    • This print is from "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work," a series of 10 prints drawn by William Blomquist and Janet Fitzgerald. 2 boats used by the New England Division of the Corps of Engineers to maintain the Cape Cod Canal...
    • Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project, 1935

    • Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project, 1935
    • Fitzgerald, Janet
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Historical Division. Center of Military History.
    • This print is from "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Rivers and Harbors Work," a series of 10 prints drawn by William Blomquist and Janet Fitzgerald. Passamquoddy, despite its colorful name, was a Corps of Engineers project that never came to...

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