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April 1, 2022

The Long Blue Line: “The last full measure of devotion”—the life and death of Revenue Cutter Capt. Thomas Dungan

A story about the Coast Guard's predecessor service in the Civil War.

June 18, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Glimpses through a mustered past—uncovering African-American cuttermen through Civil War muster rolls

For the last 10 years, NOAA and the National Archives and Records Administration have been collaborating to make a trove of historical information and data available to the public online.

April 16, 2021

The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard fought in the Civil War 160 years ago!

The Civil War operations of the service reinforced the United States Revenue Cutter Service’s reputation as a legitimate branch of the U.S. military.

Oct. 30, 2020

Happy Halloween: A spooky virtual tour of HQ’s hallowed grounds

What do civil war soldiers, assassins, “zombies” and the U.S. Coast Guard have in common?Location.Coast Guard members and civilians on their lunch breaks trudged through the fallen leaves three days before Halloween to hear the history of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. It was an overcast autumn day and Daniel Koski-Karell, Ph.D. was giving his “Spooky