By David N Buckner; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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The Marines made successful amphibious assaults on Fort Randolph and Coco Solo, making Company remained at the regimental level. C. President Coolidge reviewed the infantry as it paraded through the *"The football game was played on a rainsoaked field with water several inches deep on the field. VMI had a good team that year; their only game lost was to Georgia Tech. I believe that General Butler made the Marine team march with the rest of the Marines all the way back to Quantico. At least he said he was going to do that.
The heaviest load weighed 248 pounds, the lightest 210 pounds. A "Professional Notes" article in the Marine Corps Gazette reported: In the experiments conducted at Quantico a complete section was landed from each boat without the aid of a ramp, assembled and placed in travel position, drawn 150 yards inland and laid for firing in an average time of thir- teen minutes per section after the boats were beached. Ammunition was carried in Cole carts. The cart was put ashore empty and then loaded by hand from the boat.
The Union forces The Civil War battle to be portrayed was not as large wavered and the corps of cadets charged to glory once again. The Union forces retreated. As it had been 59 years before, the Confederate pursuit was checked and total disaster averted by a battery of or famous as the previous year's, but the 1923 maneuver and re-creation of the battle of New Market long would be remembered. The Marines headed west from Quantico on 27 guns commanded by Colonel H. A. du Pont, former United States Senator from Delaware and distinguished captain of Federal artillery.