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The U.S. Marines salute the U.S. Coast Guard after the fury of battle had subsided and the Japanese on Guam had been defeated. "They (the Coast Guard) Put Us Here and We Intend to Stay" is the way the Marines felt about it., ca. 08/1944.
Original Caption: The U.S. Marines salute the U.S. Coast Guard after the fury of battle had subsided and the Japanese on Guam had been defeated. "They (the Coast Guard) Put Us Here and We Intend to Stay" is the way the Marines felt about it., ca. 08/1944. U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 26-G-2708 From:: Series Activities, Facilities, and Personalities, compiled 1886 - 1967 Created By:: Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. Office of Public and International…
Jamestown (originally also called "James Towne" or "Jamestowne") is located on the James River in what is currently James City County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The site is about 40 miles (62 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 km) downstream and southeast of the current state capital city of Richmond. Both the river and the settlement were named for King James I of England, who was on the throne at the time, granted the…
View of Yorktown, Virginia. May 1862
Original Caption: View of Yorktown, Va. May 1862 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: NWDNS-111-B-82 From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111) Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896 Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865 Subjects: American Civil War, 1861-1865 Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.) strong>Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/524501 Repository: Still Picture…
This web page has an important photograph of Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862, and a nice collection of historic photos.
Beautiful Vista, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Virginia
There just isn't an ugly place to look when you visit the Riverwalk Landing area of Yorktown, Virginia. This is the view that greeted us...
Cole Digges House (circa 1720) The small village of Yorktown, Virginia was thrust into world history in 1781. American and French forces laid siege to the town, which was being held by the British commander, Cornwallis. He was forced to surrender on October 19, 1781. This effectively ended the American Revolution. Many building from that era still remain on the quiet streets of Yorktown.