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The Confederate States Marine Corps

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Confederate States Marine Corps
CS Navy Department Seal
Seal of the Department of the Navy
Country Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865).svg Confederate States of America
Branch Naval jack of the Confederate States of America (1863-1865).svg Navy
Allegiance President of the CSA
Service history
Active 16 March 1861 – 9 April 1865
Role Amphibious force
Size 900–1000
Motto "Deo Vindice"
(Under God, Our Vindicator)
Colors Red, White, & Blue             
Battles American Civil War
Decorations See article
Commanders Lloyd J. Beall
Insignia Flag of the Confederate States Marine Corps

The Confederate States Marine Corps (CSMC), a branch of the Confederate States Navy, was established by an act of the Congress of the Confederate States on March 16, 1861. The CSMC's manpower was initially authorized at 45 officers and 944 enlisted men, and was increased on September 24, 1862 to 1026 enlisted men. The organization of the corps began at Montgomery, Alabama, and was completed at Richmond, Virginia, when the capital of the Confederate States of America was moved to that location. The CSMC headquarters and main training facilities remained in Richmond, Virginia throughout the war, located at Camp Beall on Drewry's Bluff and at the Gosport Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.[1]    :snip:

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