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February 1927. The 10th Regiment was based as follows: Headquarters Battery and 1st Battery, Chicago; Service Battery, Cincinnati; Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, Headquarters Battery, 2d Battalion, and 6th China Duty By early March, the 2d Brigade under General Feland, with the 5th Regiment providing the rifle muscle, was in Nicaragua keeping the peace. The situation in China, however, was heating up. Fighting between the Cantonese armies led by Battery, St. Louis; 9th and 13th Batteries, Kansas City; and 11th Battery at Cleveland.
For better firing ranges, arrangements were made to utilize the Army's Camp Meade, located in Maryland midway between Baltimore and Washington. On 21 August, the regiment made a motor march to its perennial stopover, Haines Point, and arrived at Camp Meade the next day. 8 The 10th Regiment continued working on the Quantico Officers' Club. " The year's work began under supervision of Captain William P. T. Hill, a former wartime member of the Azores-based 1st Aeronautic Company during World War I, future major general, and longtime at the Army post, the regiment shared the range with the 16th Field Artillery, US Army (75mm, Quartermaster General of the Marine Corps.
The teservation at Quantico long had been recognized as a poor area for such training. At the 40,000, the Marines put on a demonstration of a modern attack over the historic terrain. Infantry, tanks, and artillery wheeled and maneuvered and bombers dove over ground where 62 years previously 150,000 men had been locked in mortal combat. After retracing its steps to Washington, the force was reviewed by President Coolidge and returned to Quantico on 18 September. 32 time the Marine Corps occupied only that land between US Route 1 and the Potomac River.