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.

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Shots That Hit - A Study of U.S. Coast Guard Marksmanship, 1790-1985

An important history of the Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter Service use of small arms and training with small arms since its inception. It was researched and written by Master Chief William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.), one of the most influential and important scholars of Coast Guard history. It was published by the Coast Guard Historian's Office in 1993.

VIRIN: CGD-200327-854-028.PDF
Photo by: GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.)
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