USMC East Coast  Drill Instructors Association
Historic Yemassee Recruit Depot Station
 

Depending on the time of day, new Marine recruits would either be processed and sent directly to Parris Island or spend their first night in the Yemassee barracks. When ready, recruits boarded the Charleston & Western Railroad and made the next leg of their journey to Port Royal. Prior to 1928, recruits would be loaded onto ferry boats, barges, long boats, or small motorboats to cross the river onto Parris Island.

 

Historic Yemassee Recruit Depot Station
Recognizing Yemassee's Spot In Marine Corps History
 


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