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Special Historical Features

U.S Marines Face Citadel Cadets at Tulifinny Crossroads

Since the U.S. Marine Corps' inception in 1775, Marines have served aboard ships as infantry to board enemy vessels, protect officers from mutiny, provide security and conduct amphibious assaults. The Civil War was a crossroads between the "Old Navy" of "iron men and wooden sailing ships" and the "New Navy" of ironclads and steamships. During the Civil War, the mission of the Corps—mobile, agile and lethal power projection from the sea—was refined. In one of the largest USMC amphibious operations of the Civil War, the Marines faced the Corps of Cadets of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Continue reading this feature from the March 2013 issue of Leatherneck magazine

Commemorating the Constitution

All Citadel students are encouraged to refresh their memories regarding the United States Constitution by clicking "read more" to review this educational program celebrating the signing of our Constitution on September 17, 1787.


Memorial stone dedicated to Capt. Wildman '70

Have you ever noticed the many memorial stones scattered about The Citadel campus? I have and have felt compelled to respectfully read their terse, poignant dedications to fallen cadets. The stories of these fine young men form a significant part of what goes into making The Citadel’s history so cherished and so honorable.


Abbreviated History of The Citadel

A highly abbreviated history of The Citadel, as presented in the Academic Catalog.


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