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Philippine Insurrection Campaign 1899-1902
With the close of the Spanish-American War, the United
States acquired the Philippine Islands, long torn by strife. Military
action was necessary to bring stability to the troubled area.
Landing parties of sailors and Marines came ashore at various
points to quell disturbances and maintain order. Naval ships supported
Army operations with gunfire, provided mobility to deploy forces
rapidly, and patrolled the waters of the archipelago to prevent
supplies reaching the insurgents.
15 July 1996