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wrbones
10-28-02, 06:40 PM
To Captain Tilton and his Marines belongs the honor of first landing and last leaving the shore, in leading the advance on the march, in entering the forts, and in acting as skirmishers. Cosen as the advanced guard, on account of their steadiness and discipline, and looked to with confidence in case of dificulty, their whole behavior on the march and in the assault proved that it was not misplaced.
-Commander L.A. Kimberly, the landing force commander

Six Marines recieved the Medal of Honor.

wrbones
10-28-02, 06:49 PM
"Tranquility is then assured."
Captain of a British man of war upon hearing that a US Marine brigade was ashore.

"The Marines have landed and have the situation well in hand."
Correspondent Richard Harding Davis.