Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Philippine Insurrection Campaign 1899-1902


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. 

Published: Wed Nov 15 08:23:56 EST 2017