Early Republic Era (1789-1861) and the U.S. Coast Guard

Historical Bibliography


"Account of Eagle's Encounter with British  Dispatch, War of 1812." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1931), pp. 34-35.

"Capture of French Privateer Mehitable, 1799 [by Eagle]." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1943), p. 65.

"The Coast of Anahuac [ Mexican War ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1931), pp. 24-25.

"Cutter Washington and Others [ Seminole War, 1836 ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1930), p. 42.

Daly, R.W. "The Pickering in the War with France." The Bulletin (Mar 1942), pp. 11-18.

________. "The Revenue Cutters in the Quasi-War with France." Naval Institute Proceedings (Dec 1942), pp. 1713-1723.

Dixon, Robert, Jr. "Captain [ Simon ] Gross's Arms & Stores [Active, 1791]."The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1966), pp. 95-100.

"Heritage: [ RC Eagle vs. Dispatch, 1814 ]." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council  33 (May 1976), p. 97.

"In the War with Mexico, 1847 [ RC McLane ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1937), p. 20.

Jackson, Melvin H. "The Consular Privateers; an Account of French Privateering in American Waters, Apr to Aug 1793." The American Neptune XXII (Apr 1962), pp. 81-98.

________. "The Defense of the Revenue Cutter Eagle." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1964), pp. 150-166.

Johnson, Paul H. "The Search for Captain Frederick Lee." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1977), pp. 34-36.

Meredith, Adrian. "Exploits of the 'Eagle.' Coast Guard Cutter Sets Sail on Stirring Cruise [encounter with French Privateer Mehitable]." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1931), pp. 6-8.

"The Seminoles." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1931), pp. 15-16.

Smith, H.D. "Capture of the United States Revenue Cutter 'Surveyor': An Historical Incident of the War of 1812." United Service Magazine 7 (Apr 1892), pp. 363-371.

Strobridge, Truman R., & Dennis L. Noble. "Cuttermen and Indians: Early Coast Guardsmen and the Yakima Indian War." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1983), pp. 30-37.

Stuart, William M. "In Service Since 1790 (the War with Mexico)." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1931), p. 24.

Wells, William R., II. "'Every Protection That Was Asked for. . .' The United States Revenue Cutter Ingham, Texas Independence, and New Orleans, 1835." Louisiana History XXXIX, No. 4 (Fall 1998), pp. 457-479.

________. "The Perception of Naval Protection: The Southern Galleys, 1798-1800." Georgia Historical Quarterly 80, No. 4 (Winter, 1996), pp. 737-758.

________. "US Revenue Cutters Captured in the War of 1812." American Neptune 58, No. 3, pp. 225-241.

"When Sailormen Counted [ RC Eagle vs. Mehitable ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1930), p. 16.

Yanaway, Philip E. "The Texas Affair." The Bulletin (May-Jun 1966), pp. 181-189.

Books and Government Publications

Allen, Gardiner W. Our Naval War with France. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1909.

Bauer, K. Jack. The Mexican War 1846-1848. New York: Macmillan, 1974.

________. Surfboats and Horse Marines: U.S. Naval Operations in the Mexican War. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute 1969.

Clowes, William Laird. The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Present. Vol. VI. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1901; reprint, New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1966.

Hill, Jim Dan. The Texas Navy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937.

Jackson, Melvin H. Privateers in Charleston, 1793-1796. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969.

Morison, Samuel E. "Old Bruin," Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry 1794-1858. Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1967.

Palmer, Michael A. "The Treasury Navy," pp. 52-55 in Stoddert’s War: Naval Operations During the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1801. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1987.

Smith, Justin H. The War with Mexico. 2 volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1919.

United States Congress. Senate. Petition of Lieutenants in United States Revenue Marine Service Who Were Attached to Naval Squadron in West Indies During Florida War in 1836-39. S. Rp. 121, 35th Cong., 1st sess., 1858, Serial 938.

United States Navy Department. Office of Naval Records and Library. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War Between the United States and France. 7 volumes. Washington: GPO, 1935-1938.

Unpublished Papers, Theses and Dissertations

Lloyd, Robert Jay. "Serving in Obscurity: United States Revenue Cutter Service Operations in the Gulf of Mexico During the Mexican American War 1846-1847." New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Master of Arts Thesis.