Posted By:decmay
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Subject:Re: Sergeant of Marines - Revolutionary War
Post Date:July 23, 2011 at 18:24:08
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/usmc/messages/301.html
Forum:United States Marine Corps Forum
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Try looking for "Continental Marines" they were formed by an act of Congress Nov 10th 1775 and then disbanded 1783. They were recreated in 1798, and the the USMC ignores the gap in time and claim the 1775 date of formation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Marines

Ancestry has a U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls 1798-1940