The United States Marine Corps in the World War

The United States Marine Corps in the World War

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In 1919, then-Major Edwin N. McClellan was charged with researching and writing the official history of Marines in the First World War. The United States Marine Corps in the World War was first published in 1920, and reprinted in 1968 by the Historical Division. The 2015 reprint includes additional information on key leaders as well as images not included in the 1920 or 1968 editions. McClellan, the History Division’s first director, described his work in the explanatory note, stating that “this brief history has been prepared for the purpose of acquainting both the personnel of the service and the public with the general facts concerning the United States Marine Corps in the World War.” McClellan’s basic reasoning behind the publication has remained the primary mission of the History Division to this date.

This centennial reprint is the inaugural publication in the History Division’s U.S. Marines in World War I Centennial Commemorative Series. Additional works will be published through 2018 and include battle studies, research aids, and articles on various aspects of Marine Corps participation in the war.

Table of Contents

1968 FOREWORD..........................................................................xi
2014 FOREWORD........................................................................xiii
EXPLANATORY NOTE............................................................... xx
LETTER OF TRANSMISSION................................................... xxi
CHAPTER I......................................................................................1
In General
CHAPTER II....................................................................................4
Statutory and Actual Strength of the Marine Corps on Various Dates
CHAPTER III...................................................................................8
Recruiting, Applicants, Rejections, Enlistments, Enlistments by State
CHAPTER IV.................................................................................13
Geographical Location and Disposition of Marines During War
CHAPTER V..................................................................................20
How Officers Were Obtained and Trained
CHAPTER VI.................................................................................26
Training Enlisted Men in the United States and Europe
CHAPTER VII...............................................................................33
Organizations and Replacements Sent to Europe
Organization of the 4th and 5th Brigades
CHAPTER VIII..............................................................................48
Operations in General
CHAPTER IX.................................................................................53
Units Composing, and the Commanding Generals of, the 2d Division-Verdun Operations
CHAPTER X..................................................................................59
Aisne Defensive, Hill 142, Bouresches, and Bois de la Brigade de Marine in the Château-Thierry Sector
CHAPTER XI.................................................................................70
The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons)
CHAPTER XII...............................................................................77
Marbache Sector, Near Pont-à-Mousson, Saint-Mihiel Offensive
CHAPTER XIII..............................................................................79
The Champagne
Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge
Capture of Saint-Étienne
March To Leffincourt
CHAPTER XIV..............................................................................87
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Crossing the Meuse River
CHAPTER XV................................................................................93
March To the Rhine
Army of Occupation
Summary of Operations of the 4th Brigade
CHAPTER XVI............................................................................100
With the Navy Onboard the Battleships
and Cruisers
CHAPTER XVII...........................................................................105
The Activities of the 5th Brigade
CHAPTER XVIII.........................................................................112
Casualties
CHAPTER XIX............................................................................117
Citations of Marine Organizations
Days in France
Artillery Captured
Prisoners Captured
Kilometers Advanced
Decorations Awarded
CHAPTER XX..............................................................................120
Rifle Practice
Rifle and Pistol Competitions
CHAPTER XXI............................................................................123
Aviation
CHAPTER XXII...........................................................................132
Marine Corps Reserve
CHAPTER XXIII.........................................................................135
Return of Marines from Europe
Parades in the United States
CHAPTER XXIV..........................................................................138
Demobilization
CHAPTER XXV...........................................................................143
Office of the Major General Commandant
Adjutant and Inspector’s Department
CHAPTER XXVI..........................................................................145
Paymaster’s Department
CHAPTER XXVII........................................................................154
Quartermaster’s Department
APPENDIX I.................................................................................159
Marine Corps Deaths
APPENDIX II...............................................................................160
Biographies of Selected
Marine Corps Leaders
INDEX...........................................................................................2

About the Author:
Edwin North McClellan, a graduate of George Washington University’s Law School and a lawyer by training, was chosen to serve as the head of the Historical Section (1919–25) after having served on the Historical Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces after the end of the First World War. McClellan served at various posts after, but returned as head of the Historical Division in 1930. During the next three years, he authored hundreds of historical articles and drafted a multi-volume history of the Marine Corps, as well as served as historical consultant on Marine Corps matters. McClellan retired from the Marine Corps in 1936 as a lieutenant colonel after 29 years of dedicated service. His first published work, The United States Marine Corps in the World War remains his most remembered and celebrated work.

About the General Editor:
Annette D. Amerman is the senior reference historian in the History Division’s Historical Reference Branch. Having first joined the division in 1995 as a student intern from Shenandoah University, Amerman was hired as a civilian clerk in 1996 and served in the branch as a research assistant for a year and a half. She returned to the branch in 2003 to manage the Lineage and Honors Program for the next 10 years, before being reassigned to duties dealing with requests from HQMC, Congress, and other prominent offices. Amerman earned her master’s in history from George Mason University and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She also serves as the general editor for the U.S. Marines in World War I Centennial Commemorative Serie

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Audience: This book may appeal to Marines, as well as other military personnel, school faculty and students,policy makers, and Marine Corps veterans. Additionally, high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students researching history of the World War I and the U.S. Marine Corps role and personnel will find this text helpful.

Keywords: U.S. Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Marines, World War I, World War 1, World War One, First World War, Marine Corps history, U.S. Marine Corps history, United States Marine Corps History, U.S. Marines, U.S. Marine personnel and leadership, U.S. Marine Corps personnel and leadership, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Quartermasters, quartermasters,

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GPO Stock Number:
008-055-00264-8
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9780160927829
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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, History Division
Author:
McClellan, Edwin N.
Amerman, Annette D.
Year/Pages:
2014: 250 p.; ill. revised.
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United States Marine Corps in World War I Centennial Commemorative Series No. 1
Naval History
World War I
United States Marine Corps in the World War
Marine Corps in the World War (1917-1918)
Marine Corps History
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This title marks the first in the series for the U.S. Marines in World War I Centennial Commemorative Series.