Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of 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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Images & Photographs

1882 Shelling of Alaskan Native American Village of Angoon (USRC CORWIN & LT Michael Healy)

Shelling of the Alaskan Native American Village of Angoon, October 1882 In response to a group of Native Americans taking hostages and property from a trading company near Angoon, Alaska, in October 1882, the US Navy sent an expedition to provide assistance. After freeing the hostages, Commander E.C. Merriman, USN, shelled and burned the village of Angoon on the southwestern side of Admiralty Island at Kootznahoo Inlet.

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