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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1
United States Naval History: A Bibliography

Beirne, Francis F. The War of 1812. New York: Dutton, 1949. 410 pp. (Reprinted 1965 by Shoestring).

Berube, Claude G. and John Rodgaard. A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2005.

Bird, Harrison. Navies in the Mountains: The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George, 1609-1814. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1962. 361 pp.

Brown, Wilburt S. The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815: A Critical Review of Strategy and Tactics at New Orleans. University: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1969. 233 pp.

Byron, Gilbert. The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1964. 94 pp.

Cranwell, John P., and William B. Crane. Men of Marque: A History of Private Armed Vessels Out of Baltimore During the War of 1812. New York: Norton, 1940. 427 pp.

Dudley, William S. "Commodore Isaac Chauncey and U.S. Joint Operations on Lake Ontario, 1813-14." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Eighth Naval History Symposium, edited by William B. Cogar, 139-155. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.

-----. "Naval Historians and the War of 1812." Naval History 4 (Spring 1990): 52-57.

Dudley, William S., and Michael J. Crawford, eds. The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. Washington: Naval Historical Center: GPO, 1985-.

Vol. 1, 1812; Vol. 2, 1813. Contains contemporary records from letters, journals, ships' logs, and newspapers from American as well as foreign archives and libraries. The volumes are well illustrated and offer useful bibliographies and extensive indexes.


Eckert, Edward K. The Navy Department in the War of 1812. Univ. of Florida Social Sciences Monograph, No. 48. Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 1973. 77 pp.

Eller, Ernest M., William J. Morgan, and Richard M. Basoco. Sea Power and the Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans: Landmark Society, 1965. 48 pp.

Everest, Allan S. The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press, 1981. 239 pp.

Horseman, Reginald. The Causes of the War of 1812. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1962. 345 pp.

-----. The War of 1812. New York: Knopf, 1969. 286 pp.

Forester, Cecil S. The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1956. 284 pp.

Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced by Baltimore During the War of 1812. The American Maritime Library, Vol. 8. Middletown, Conn.: Published for Mystic Seaport by Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1977. 356 pp.

Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1989. 457 pp.

Hitsman, J. Mackay. The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1965. 265 pp.

Horsman, Reginald. The Causes of the War of 1812. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1962. 345 pp.

-----. The War of 1812. New York: Knopf, 1969. 286 pp.

Jones, Noah. Journals of Two Cruises Aboard the American Privateer Yankee, by a Wanderer. New York: Macmillan, 1967. 156 pp.

Lossing, Benson J. Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812. New York: Harper, 1868. 1084 pp.

McClellan, Edwin N. "The Navy at the Battle of New Orleans." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 50 (December 1924): 2041-2060.

Mahan, Alfred T. Sea Power in Its Relation to the War of 1812. Boston: Little, Brown, 1905. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1968 by Greenwood; 1970 by Haskell).

Mahon, John K. The War of 1812. Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 1972. 476 pp.

Maloney, Linda M. "The War of 1812: What Role for Sea Power?" In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 46-62. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Muller, Charles G. The Darkest Day: 1814; The Washington- Baltimore Campaign. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963. 232 pp.

Poolman, Kenneth. Guns Off Cape Ann: The Story of the Shannon and the Chesapeake. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1962. 175 pp.

Porter, David. Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean, by Captain David Porter, in the United States Frigate Essex, in the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814. New York: Wiley & Halstead, 1815. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1970 by Gregg).

Pullen, Hugh F. The Shannon and the Chesapeake. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970. 174 pp.

Roosevelt, Theodore. The Naval War of 1812: Or, the History of the United States Navy During the Last War With Great Britain: To Which is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans. 6th ed. New York: Putnam, 1897. 549 pp. (1883 ed. reprinted 1968 by Haskell).

Shomette, Donald G. Flotilla: Battle for the Patuxent. Solomons, Md.: Calvert Marine Museum Press, 1981. 257 pp.

Skaggs, David Curtis. "Joint Operations During the Detroit- Lake Erie Campaign, 1813." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Eighth Naval History Symposium, edited by William B. Cogar, 121-138. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.