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An international force of approximately 18,600 began its ap- proach to Peking. Within nine days, the force had made substantial progress on its adivance, while eliminating hostile Chinese along the way. On the 13th, the force reached the outskirts of Peking and began its attack against strong Chinese resistance. Late in the afternoon, the legations were reached by the relief force and the siege was raised. On the following day, the Imperial City was attacked by the Allies who gradually drove the Chinese from the city, and before the month was over all organized resistance had ended.

Gren to assault Fort Sumter. The assault was made, hut proved unsuccessful. Throughout the year of 1864, Marines continned to remain active in battle while serving on board! ships. They landed at Murreil's Inlet near Charleston and destroyed a Confederate schooner and were on the Kearsarge when it destroyed the commerce raider Alabama. During July Marines assisted in the defense of Washington against General Jubal Early's forces, while other Marines from the Philadelphia Barracks were CONCISE HISTORY OF THE USMC 26 protecting the railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace which linked Baltimore with Wilmington and Philadelphia.

During this early disagreement, Heywood was helpful in forestalling immediate attempts to effect such removal. One of the Marine Barracks est ablished during this period was located at Port Royal, SouLli Carolina. ater known as Parris Island, it was to become one of the most important training areas for Marines on the east coast. Under the leadership of Conunandants Zeilin, McCawley. and Heywood, the Marine Corps bad undergone numerous changes an(l had many improvements since the close of the \Tar between the States.

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