On May 31, 1900, Sailors and Marines from USS Newark and USS Oregon arrive at Peking, China with other Sailors and Marines from Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan to protect U.S. and foreign diplomatic legations from the Chinese during the Boxer Rebellion.
Anti-Western sentiment had spread throughout China after the Opium War against the British. The Boxer Rebellion exploded as more and more western countries infiltrated China; either through Christian missionary work or territory disputes. Click here for the Navy’s detailed account.
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