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On the day following the President's visit to Camp Harding at Gettysburg, newspapers all over the country carried front-page stories of the demonstration in with firing the first shot in the Battle of New Market, polished Marine 75mm gun to begin the reenactment of the battle in 1923. The other Civil War Virginia, is about to pull the lanyard of ci highly veteran sitting across from him is unidentified. 4 By the end of March the regiment had completed the first two training phases. Instead of immediately continuing into the third phase, the regiment spent the next three months engaged in a base-wide work miles, some of them rather moist.
Hard on the heels of the 1st Battery came the remainder of the 10th Regiment's effectie, deployable strength. The artillery force which departed Quantico by train on 6 April consisted of the following units of the 1st Battalion, 10th Regiment: a newly designated Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, a newly designated Service Battery, and the 6th and 13th Batteries. The entire organization was commanded by Colonel Lay in his capacity as Force Artillery Officer. The remaining units of the regiment which stayed behind at Quantico were disbanded on 24 May.
At 1700 he found us camped on the Ellipse in Washington where we had arrived at 1600. All vehicles were present except one tractor whith had broken down and which came into camp by 1800. 65 A 75mm field gun of the 3d Brigade is loaded on board the USS Henderson at Tentsin, China. The brigade was returning from a one-year China tour. The 10th Marine Regiment passes in review at Tientsin, as part of a full schedule of field meets, equip- ment displays, and drills. The extent of mechanization of artillery at this early date is readily evident.