Outpost of Empire: The Royal Marines and the Joint Occupation of San Juan Island

Outpost of Empire: The Royal Marines and the Joint Occupation of San Juan Island

by Mike Vouri

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Outpost of Empire: The Royal Marines and the Joint Occupation of San Juan Island by Mike Vouri

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780914019466
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
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

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