Civil War Era (1861-1865) and the U.S. Coast Guard

Historical Bibliography


"The Cutting Out of the 'Caleb Cushing.'" The Bulletin (Sep 1941), pp. 97-101.

Donnelly, Ralph W. "Revenue Marine Service: The Nucleus of the Confederate Navy." The American Neptune 68 (Spring, 1988), pp. 87-95.

Ehrman, William E. "The Caleb-Cushing Affair." The Bulletin (Jan/Feb 1985), pp. 14-17.

________. "The Harriet Lane--Fighting Lady of the Civil War." The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1980), pp. 22-25.

________. "Rebel Cutter Takes on U.S. Navy." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1979), pp. 20-22.

"Old Publication Tells of Capture of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane in Civil War." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1930), pp. 20-21.

Johnson, Paul H. "Harriet Lane, Great Ship, Great Lady." The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1982), pp. [*****]

Marvin, N.L. "Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane in the Civil War." The Bulletin (Aug 1945), pp. 155-160.

Paine, Albert Bigelow. "A Sailor of Fortune: I Engage in the Second Attempt to Relieve Fort Sumter." Pearson's Magazine XIV (July to December, 1905).

Pulsifer, F.H. "Under Lincoln, Cutter Harriet Lane Fired First Shot of Civil War..." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1928), pp. 3-5.

Strobridge, Truman R. "The U.S. Revenue Marine, Its Cutters..." The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1973), pp. 43-48.

Walker, Raymond J. "Steamer Harriet Lane in the Civil War." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1934), pp. 25-27.

Books and Government Publications

Bennett, Frank M. Steam Navy of the United States. Pittsburgh: Press of W.T. Nicholson, 1898.

Browning, Robert. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear – The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993.

Jones, Virgil C. The Civil War at Sea: The Blockaders, Jan 1861-Mar 1862. Volume I. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960.

Kaplan, Hyman R. The Coast Guard and the Civil War. Washington: GPO, 1961; reprint, Cornell: Cornell Maritime Press, 1971.

Katcher, Phillip. Lincoln’s Unsung Heroes. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1997.

Kern, Florence. The United States Revenue Cutters in the Civil War. Bethesda, MD: Alised Enterprises, 1989.

Porter, David Dixon. The Naval History of The Civil War. New York: The Sherman Publishing Company 1886.

Robinson, Thomas M., Jr. The Confederate Privateers. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1928.

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of the Confederate States Navy. Albany, NY: Joseph McDonagh 1894.

Stern, Philip Van Doren. The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History. New York: Bonanza Books, 1962.

United States Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 31 volumes. Washington: GPO, 1894-1927.

________. Naval History Division. Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. Washington: GPO, 1971.

United States War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies in the War of the Rebellion. 130 volumes. Washington: GPO, 1880-1900.

West, Richard S., Jr. Mr. Lincoln's Navy. New York: Longmans, Green, & Company 1957.

Willard, Benjamin J. Captain Ben's Book: A Record of the Things Which Happened to Capt. Benjamin J. Willard, Pilot and Stevedore, during some Sixty Years on Sea and Land, as Related by Himself. Portland: Lakside Press, Engravers, Printers, & Binders, 1895.

Unpublished Papers, Theses and Dissertations

Stone, Charles Henry. Cruise of the U.S. Navy Steamer Harriet Lane 1863. Typewritten copy in U.S. Coast Guard Academy Library, New London, Connecticut.