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"Fighting Tops" Waterhouse Print
Special Order"Fighting Tops, 29 May 1781"
Print depicts Marines firing rifles from the fighting top of the Continental frigate Alliance
in a battle with the British. 40% of the proceeds from this print directly benefits Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
- Measures 16" x 21"
- Printed on archival quality paper
"Floating in a sea of smoke, the Marines high above the deck in the fighting tops - armed with muskets, blunderbusses, and grenades - maintain a constant fire to clear the enemy tops and pick choice targets on the red decks below.
The primary missions aboard ship were to clear the enemy decks with accurate musket fire, to maintain discipline, and provide boarding or landing parties."
- Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)