The occupation of San Juan Island by the Royal Marines between 1860 and 1872 marked the last time "redcoats" would be stationed in lands south of the 49th parallel. Following the nearly disastrous "Pig War" crisis, their primary mission with their U.S. Army counterparts was keeping the peace on an island considered ripe for the taking by Britons and Americans alike. Drawing on historical, archaeological and photographic research, Outpost of Empire offers an intriguing glimpse of a frontier garrison in the Victorian age.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
IntroductionJoint Occupation: Civil or Military or BothSite SelectionThe Royal Marines in the Pacific NorthwestRank and FileJoint Occupation: Bazalgette and PickettBuilding the CampSettling in to Joint OccupationWhiskey, Murder and MayhemTransitions: The Camps and The American Civil WarCamp Life: Food and MedicineThe Hughes IncidentTen Years and CountingJoint Occupation EndsArchaeologyNotesBibliographyIndex