Notable USMC Dates of the Revolutionary War
Marines land on New Providence Island, Bahamas. In 13 days the secure two forts, occupy Nassau, control the Government House, seize 88 guns, 16,535 shells, and other supplies.
Marines assist Washington’s Army in the second battle of Trenton, marking the first documented Army-Marine engagement. Later that spring, Washington incorporated some Marines into artillery units of his reorganized Army.