The Marine Corps played only a minor role during the Civil War (1861–1865); their most important task was blockade duty and other ship-board battles, but were mobilized for a handful of operations as the war progressed.
The remainder of the 19th century would be a period of declining strength and introspection about the mission of the Marine Corps.
During the Spanish–American War (1898), Marines would lead American forces ashore in the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, demonstrating their readiness for deployment.– BIRMINGHAM – clock dials c1830 to 1840 TYNDALL WRIGHT & CO.– BIRMINGHAM – clock dials c1790 to c1800 WALKER & FINNEMORE – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1808 to 1811 WALKER & HUGHES – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials c1811 to 1835 WALKER, JOHN – EDINBURGH – japanner & clock dials 1824? – BIRMINGHAM – clock dials (period unknown) WILKES & BAKER – BIRMINGHAM 1815-1820 WILKES, JOHN 1808-1817 WILKES, JOHN & SON (SAM)- BIRMINGHAM – clock dials 1820 to 1831 WILKES, SAM.Owing to the availability of Marine forces at sea, the United States Marine Corps has served in nearly every conflict in United States history.
It attained prominence when its theories and practice of amphibious warfare proved prescient, and ultimately formed a cornerstone of the Pacific Theater of World War II.Where two dialmakers’ names are stamped there, it is often when one maker took over the unused stock of another and a very useful guide indeed for dating a dial.