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Engagement at Pungoteague Creek - Colonial Marines

Updated: Jan 18

Unit/ Formation: Colonial Marines


Location: North America


Period/ Conflict: War of 1812


Year: 1814


Date/s: 30 May 1814


Under the Command of Royal Marines Officers the Second Corps of Colonial Marines made its combat debut in the raid on Pungoteague Creek on 30 May 1814 where, in a skirmish known as the Battle of Rumley's Gut, it helped capture an American artillery battery.



James Ross, captain of HMS Albion, later described their involvement as "a most excellent specimen of what they are likely to be. Their conduct was marked by great spirit and vivacity, and perfect obedience"


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