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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 28: Medal of Honor from the Corean Incident of 1871

The Civil War ended, and when it did, the Navy returned to its roots of exploration and expansion, particularly in Asia. And, where Navy ships sailed, so did Marines. When sailors went into combat on land, Marines often led the charge. Our object today is a Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine during the little-known Corean Incident of 1871.

Medal of Honor from the Corean Incident of 1871

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