Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. 1st.ed., 1996. Xiii + 293 pp., many photo-ills. D.j., 23 x 16cm. FINE. History of the US Revenue Cutter Service from the end of the American Civil War in 1865 to 1915 when Congress united it with the US Life-Saving Service to create the US Coast Guard. The Revenue Cutter Service fought alongside the US Navy during the Spanish-American War and new frontiers opened up for them during this period, including Alaska where it rescued whalers trapped in ice and saved native Alaskans from starvation. The cutters also assisted victims of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and helped to prevent the spread of Yellow Fever in the Gulf of Mexico. This book describes these and many other events and operations in the history of the American Coast Guard. THE U.S. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FROM 1865 TO 1915.