The Boston Marine Barracks: A History, 1799-1974

The Boston Marine Barracks: A History, 1799-1974

by Lt. Col. John R. Yates, Thomas Yates


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496501
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lt. Col. John R. Yates, Jr., USMC (Ret.), was the last commander of the Boston Marine Barracks and served in the Vietnam War. Thomas Yates has taught history, mathematics, and special education in the Massachusetts Merrimac Valley for six years. He flew for the Air Force, as an Instructor Navigator in the KC–135A airborne refueler and is a Desert Storm Veteran. He lives in Lowell Mssachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Part I The Fledgling Age

1 Military Obligations Evolve with a Nation 5

2 Marines at Sea, on Land and at War 14

3 Settling in to Normalcy; War Arrives Again 21

Part II Adolescence

4 The Nation Splits Apart 31

5 The Eventfulness of Peacetime 39

6 Progress Marches On with New Commands 54

7 Major Meade Takes the Helm 67

Part III The World Stage

8 The Spanish American War and Its Aftermath 87

9 The Era of Col. Pope 101

10 Prison Progress and Changes at the Top 118

11 The Post Exchange Investigation; Wood's Command 130

12 Woes at the Gates 142

13 Samar 153

14 Ebb and Flow of Peacetime 162

15 Shipshape Under Major Hall 173

Part IV Twilight

16 Lt. Col. Yates, the Vietnam Era, and Memories Preserved 185

Appendix: List of Commanding Officers 195

Chapter Notes 199

Bibliography 215

Index 219

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