Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

1861 - Abraham Lincoln's Letter to Gideon Welles (SECNAV) about moving USN assets to USRCS

A letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles asking about moving Navy vessels under Revenue Cutter Service control, 1861

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