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CDSG Harbor Defense and Fort Bibliography

The CDSG has a number of articles and documents on the various harbor defenses forts of the modern era. Besides the CDSG ePress PDF documentation collection Reports of Completed Batteries (RCBs), Reports of Completed Works (RCWs), the Engineer Notebooks (EN), confidential blueprint map series (maps), the Signal Corps aerial photos of the 1920s-1930s (AP), the Quartermaster building records (QM) and the Annexes to the Harbor Defense projects of the 1930s and 1940s (Annex) — the CDSG has also published a number of articles and book reviews in its publications over the years that cover either specific forts or complete harbor defenses. Here is a summary I have put together. This list will only cover the modern-era forts (1900-1950) and only include listings for articles and books that cover major forts and harbor defenses of the modern era. A general bibliography of seacoast defense books and references follows at the end of this article.

For each harbor defense, the forts/camps/military reservations that had the major armament are listed, along with any associated park visitors centers or a museums. Each entry has, in abbreviated form, a listing of the documentation holdings of the CDSG ePress, followed by a list of articles and books that cover the harbor defense as a whole or a specific fort in the defenses. The list includes Bob Zink’s Forts of Wherever series (a summary listing of all the major and minor locations), and Bill Gaines’ series on the various harbor defense histories. I have tried to include a number of the National Park Service Historical Resource Studies, but only the ones that cover a modern-era fort or seacoast defense area. I may not have them all, especially from the newer areas (such as the Boston Islands NRA). I have not included in the listing for the Images of America series as these books are mostly photograph collections.

If anyone has any additional references they can add to this list, I would appreciate hearing about them.

Forts:

Baldwin, McKinley, Lyon, Preble, Williams, Levett, Peaks Island MR, Jewell Island MR, Cape Elizabeth MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Williams State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW (partial), Maps, EN, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

R.D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #1. the Seacoast Defenses From Passamaquoddy Bay (Northeast Tip of Maine) to the Forts Along the Kennebec River, including Fort Baldwin. CDSG News Volume 3, Number 1, November 1988. P. 3
Robert D. Zink .The Forts of “Wherever” #2 Portland, ME, Defenses Southward to the North Limits of the Defenses of Portsmouth, NH. CDSG News Volume 3, Number 2, February 1989 P. 9
William C. Gaines. The Seacoast Defenses of Portland, Maine 1605-1946, Part I, Portland’s Initial Defenses. CD Journal Volume 25, Issue 1, February 2011 p. 37
William C. Gaines. The Seacoast Defenses of Portland, Maine 1605-1946, Part II, Modern Batteries CD Journal Volume 25, Issue 2, May 2011 p. 15
William C. Gaines. The Seacoast Defenses of Portland, Maine 1605-1946, Part III, 1905-1939 CD Journal Volume 25, Issue 3, August 2011 p. 4.

William C. Gaines. The Seacoast Defenses of Portland, Maine 1605-1946, Part IV, 1940-1950. CD Journal Volume 25, Issue 4, November 2011 p. 42

Forts:

Constitution, Foster, Stark, Dearborn

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Odiorne Point State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, maps, Annex, EN, QM

CDSG Articles:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #3, the Seacoast Defenses of Portsmouth, Some Northern Points of Massachusetts and the North Part of the Defenses of Boston. CDSG News Volume 3, Number 3, May 1989 P. 7
Kenneth E. Thompson, Jr. The Forts of Wherever: Additional Information on #3. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 1, Feb 1991 34

Forts:

Andrews, Revere, Duval, Warren, Standish, Strong, Dearborn, Banks, Heath, Ruckman, East Point MR, Outer Brewster Island MR.

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Georges Island (Fort Warren) Boston Islands National Recreation Area

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, maps, EN, QM, Annex, AP.

CDSG Publications:

by R.D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #4 U.S. Seacoast Fortification Sites in Massachusetts South of Salem to Buzzards Bay, Mostly of the Defenses of Boston. CDSG News Volume 3, Number 4, August 1989 P. 26

Books:

Butler, Gerald W. Military Annals of Nahant, Massachusetts. Nahant Historical Society, Nahant, MA 1996.
Butler, Gerald W. The Guns of Boston. First Books, 1999.

Forts:

Rodman, Mishaum Point MR

Parks/Museums:

Fort Taber- Fort Rodman Military Museum

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, maps, EN, QM, Annex

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #5 the Coast Defenses of New Bedford and the Buzzards Bay Canal. CDSG News Volume 3, Number 5, November 1989 p. 22.

Forts:

Adams, Wetherill, Greble, Getty, Burnside, Cp Varnum, Kearney, Church, Greene

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Adams State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay and Newport Defending Naval Base, Fleet Anchorage, Torpedo Station. CDSG News Volume 4, Number 1, February 1990 P. 24
Alex Holder. Forts of Wherever – Correction to Narragansett Bay and Newport CDSG News: February, 1990. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 3, August 1991 p. 42

Books:

Schroder, Walter K. Defenses of Narragansett Bay in World War II. Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation, Newport, RI 1980.

Forts:

H.G. Wright, Terry, Michie, Tyler, Mansfield, Cp Hero

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Montauk Point State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever,” the Seacoast Defenses of Connecticut And Of Long Island Sound. Part 7. CDSG News Volume 4, Number 2, May 1990 P. 8

Books:

Rafferty, Pierce, and Wilton, John. Guardian of the Sound, A Pictorial of Fort H.G. Wright, Fishers Island, NY. Mount Mercer Press, NY NY 1998.

Forts:

Totten, Schuyler, Slocum

Visitors Centers/Museums:

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #8 – the Seacoast Defenses of New York Harbor and of the Upper Hudson River. CDSG News Volume 4, Number 3, August 1990 P. 52
William H. Dorrance, History of Fort Slocum (Davids Island Military Reservation), CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 4, November 1996 p. 49
William C. Gaines, Fort Schuyler and the Defenses of the Eastern Approaches to New York Harbor: a Historic Resource Study, CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 4, November 1996 p. 56
William C. Gaines, Fort Totten and the Coastal Defenses of Eastern New York CDSG Journal Volume 11, Issue 1, February 1997 p. 41

Forts:

Hancock, Wadsworth, Hamilton, Tilden, Navesink MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Wadsworth Visitors Center, Sandy Hook Visitors Center, Fort Tilden Visitors Center, Gateway National Recreation Area

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #8 – the Seacoast Defenses of New York Harbor and of the Upper Hudson River. CDSG News Volume 4, Number 3, August 1990 P. 52
Gaines, William C. “The Inner Harbor Fortifications of New York.” CD Journal Vol. 20, No. 4, Nov. 2006, p. 4
Gaines, William C. “Defending the Narrows: The Harbor Defenses of Southern New York – Part I, The Muzzleloading Era, 1890-1950.” CD Journal Vol. 22, No. 4, Nov. 2008, p. 4
Gaines, William C. “Defending the Narrows: The Harbor Defenses of Southern New York – Part II, The Breechloading Era, 1890-1950.” CD Journal Vol. 23, No. 1, Feb. 2009, p. 4

Books:

Bearss, Edwin C. Historic Resource Study, Fort Hancock 1895-1948, Gateway National Recreation Area, New York/New Jersey. Denver Service Center, Historic Preservation Division, US Dept. Interior, National Park Service, Denver, CO. 1981.
Black, Fredrick R. Historic Resource Study, A History of Fort Wadsworth, New York Harbor. Division of Cultural Resources, North Atlantic Regional Office, National Park Service, Dept of the Interior, Boston, MA. 1983.

Forts:

Delaware, DuPont, Mott, Saulsbury, Miles, Cape May MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Delaware State Park, Fort Mott State Park, Cape Henlopen State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of “Wherever” #9 – the Seacoast Defenses of Philadelphia, the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. CDSG News Volume 4, Number 4, November 1990 P. 53
William Gaines. The Maritime Defenses of the Delaware, 1771-1950, Part I. CDSG Journal Volume 9, Issue 4, November 1995 p. 4
William C. Gaines. The Maritime Defenses of the Delaware, 1771-1950, Part II. CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 1, February 1996 p. 35
William C. Gaines. The Coastal and Harbor Defenses of the Delaware, Part III. CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 2, May 1996 p. 11
William Gaines. The Maritime Defenses Of The Delaware, 1771-1950, Part IV. CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 3, August 1996 p. 4

Forts:

Howard, Carroll, Armistead, Smallwood

Visitors Centers/Museums:

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever (#12) – Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Potomac River. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 3, August 1991 p. 38

Forts:

Washington, Hunt

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Washington Visitors Center, National Capital Parks

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever (#12) – Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Potomac River. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 3, August 1991 p. 38

Forts:

Monroe, Wool, Story, J. Custis, Fishermans Island MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Casemate Museum, Fort Monroe National Monument

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of Wherever (#13) – James River & Norfolk Hampton Roads – Chesapeake Bay Defenses. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 4, November 1991 p. 48

Books:

Weinert, Richard P. and Arthur, Robert. Defender of Chesapeake, the Story of Fort Monroe. White Mane Publishing Co. Shippensburg, PA 1930, 1989.
McGovern, Terrance. The Chesapeake Bay at War! The Coastal Defenses of Chesapeake Bay During World War Two. Three Sister’s Press, McLean, VA 2010.

Forts:

Caswell

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #14 – North & South Carolina. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 2, May 1992 p. 52
William C. Gaines, Defending the Cape Fear River, North Carolina, 1803-1945, CDSG Journal Volume 11, Issue 4, November 1997 p. 15

Books:

Herring, Ethel, and Williams, Carolee. Fort Caswell in War and Peace. Broadsfoot’s Bookmark, Wendell, NC 1983.

Forts:

Moultrie, Sumter, Marshall MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Moultrie Visitors Center, Fort Sumter National Monument

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #14 – North & South Carolina. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 2, May 1992 p. 52
William C. Gaines, A History of the Modern Coastal Defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, Part I 1894-1939 CDSG Journal Volume 12, Issue 3, August 1998 p. 55
William Gaines, A History of the Modern Coastal Defenses of Charleston, South Carolina Part II: The Harbor Defenses of Charleston in World War II CDSG Journal Volume 12, Issue 4, November 1998 p. 35

Books:

Stokely, Jim. Fort Moultrie, Constant Defender. National Parks Handbook No. 136, Division of Publications, National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, DC 1985.

Forts:

Fremont

CDSG ePress:

maps, EN, QM

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #14 – North & South Carolina. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 2, May 1992 p. 52
Dale A. Manuel Fort Fremont and the Defenses of Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 4, November 2002 p. 29

Forts:

Screven

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Tybee Island Museum
CDSG ePress: RCB, RCW, maps, EN, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever – Georgia & Atlantic Coast of Florida. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 3, August 1992, P. 59
William C. Gaines, Fort Screven: the Modern System of Defense at Savannah 1886-1946 CDSG Journal Volume 11, Issue 3, August 1997 p. 30

Books:

Adams, Jack M. A History of Fort Screven. JMA2 Publications, Tybee Island, GA 1996.
Tybee Island Historical Society. Fort Screven 1897-1945. Tybee Island, GA 1988.

Forts:

Taylor

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Taylor State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, maps, EN, QM, AP, Annex

CDSG Publications:

Forts of Wherever #17 – U.S. Gulf Coast, Part I, Key West Through Mobile Bay by Robert D. Zink , CDSG News Volume 6, Number 4, November 1992 P. 59
William Gaines, The Coastal and Harbor Defenses of Key West. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, November 1993, p. 21.

Forts:

Dade, DeSoto

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort DeSoto County Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, maps, QM

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #17 – U.S. Gulf Coast, Part I, Key West Through Mobile Bay. News Volume 6, Number 4, November 1992 P. 59
Bruce E. McCall, Coastal Defense of Tampa Bay, CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 3, August 1996 p. 52.
William C. Gaines The World War II Temporary Harbor Defenses of Tampa 1942-1944 CD Journal Volume 17, Issue 1, February 2003 p. 74

Forts:

Pickens, McRee, Barrancas

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Pickens Visitors Center, Fort Barrancas Visitors Center, Gulf Shores National Seashore

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP, Annex

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #17 – U.S. Gulf Coast, Part I, Key West Through Mobile Bay. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 4, November 1992 P. 59
William Gaines. The Coast Artillery at Pensacola Bay 1898-1946 CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 1, February 1994 p. 19
William C. Gaines Temporary Harbor Defenses in the Southern Defense Command: 1942-1944 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2002 p. 4

Books:

Author, Author. Historic Resource Study, Pensacola Harbor Defense Project, 1890-1947, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Denver Service Center, Historic Preservation Division, US Dept. Interior, National Park Service, Denver, CO. 1982.
Coleman, James C. and Coleman, Irene S. Guardians of the Gulf, Pensacola Fortifications, 1608-1980. The Pensacola Historical Society, Pensacola, FL 1982.
Muir, Thomas, Jr. and Ogden, David P. The Fort Pickens Story. The Pensacola Historical Society, Pensacola, FL 1989.
Ogden, David P. Frontline on the Home Front, the 13th Coast Artillery at Pensacola 1930-1947. Gulf Islands National Seashore, National Park Service, US Dept. of the Interior, Eastern National Park Association. 1991.

Forts:

Morgan, Gaines

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Morgan State Park, Fort Gaines County Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #17 – U.S. Gulf Coast, Part I, Key West Through Mobile Bay. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 4, November 1992 P. 59
William C. Gaines The Modern Coast Defenses of Mobile Bay 1865-1945 (Part 1) – CD Journal Volume 24, Issue 1, February 2010 p. 61
William C. Gaines The Modern Coast Defenses of Mobile Bay 1865-1945 (Part II) – CD Journal Volume 24, Issue 2, May 2010 p. 57
William C. Gaines The Modern Coast Defenses of Mobile Bay 1865-1945 (Part III) CD JournalVolume 24, Issue 3, August 2010 p. 4
William C. Gaines Temporary Harbor Defenses in the Southern Defense Command: 1942-1944 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2002 p. 4

Forts:

Jackson, St. Phillip, Jackson Barracks

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Jackson Parish Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM

CDSG publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever, Forts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, Part II, Mississippi Thru Texas (18th in Series). CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 1, February 1993 p. 57
William C. Gaines Temporary Harbor Defenses in the Southern Defense Command: 1942-1944 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2002 p. 4

Forts:

Travis, San Jacinto, Crockett

Visitors Centers/Museums:

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever, Forts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, Part II, Mississippi Thru Texas (18th in Series). CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 1, February 1993 p. 57
William Gaines. The Coastal and Harbor Defenses of Galveston, Texas. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, August 1993 p. 15
William C. Gaines. Temporary Harbor Defenses in the Southern Defense Command: 1942-1944 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2002 p. 4
William Gaines. The Seacoast Defenses of Galveston, Texas CD Journal Volume 21, Issue 4, November 2007 p. 4

Forts:

Rosecrans, Pio Pico, Emory

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Visitors Center, Cabrillo National Monument

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of Wherever: San Diego. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 1, Feb 1991 p. 36

Books:

Joyce, Barry A. A Harbor Worth Defending, a Military History of Point Loma. The Cabrillo Historical Association, San Diego, CA 1995.
Thompson, Erwin N. and Overton, Howard B. Historic Resource Study The Guns of San Diego, Cabrillo National Monument, National Park Service, San Diego, CA 1991.

Forts:

MacArthur, White Point MR, Long Point MR, Bolsa Chica MR

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort MacArthur Military Museum, City of Los Angeles Angels Gate Park

CDSG ePress:

RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever #11: Seacoast Defenses of Los Angeles. CDSG News Volume 5, Number 2, May 1991 p. 29

Books:

Berhow, Mark A. and Gustafson, David. The Guardian at Angels Gate, Fort MacArthur Defender of Los Angeles, Fort MacArthur Military Press, San Pedro, CA 2001.

Forts:

Winfield Scott, Miley, Mason, Funston, Milagra Ridge MR, Barry, Baker, Cronkhite, McDowell

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Marin Headlands Visitors Center, Fort Point Visitors Center, Presidio Visitors Center, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. The Forts of Wherever (#19) – San Francisco. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, August 1993 p. 59

Books:

Baron, Kristin L. and Martini, John A. Fort Baker Through the Years, the Post, the Park, the Lodge. Hole in the Head Press, Bodega Bay, CA 2011
Chin, Brian B. Artillery at the Golden Gate, the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco in World War II. Pictorial Histories Publishing, Co. Missoula, MT 1994.
Clauss, Francis J. Angel Island, Jewell of San Francisco Bay. Angel Island Association, Tiberon, CA 1982.
Kent, Matthew. Harbor Defenses of San Francisco, A Field Guide 1890-1950, Second Edition, www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2421994, 2011.
Thompson, Erwin N. Historical Resource Study, Seacoast Fortifications of San Francisco Harbor, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California. Denver Service Center, Historic Preservation Division, US Dept. Interior, National Park Service, Denver, CO. 1979.

Forts:

Stevens, Canby, Columbia

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Columbia State Park, Cape Disappointment State Park

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever – #20 – Columbia River and Western Washington. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, November 1993 p. 61

Books:

Hanft, Marshall, The Cape Forts: Guardians of the Columbia, Oregon Historical Grover,
Hanft, Marshall. Fort Stevens, Oregon’s Defender at the River of the West. Oregon State Parks and Recreation Branch, Salem, OR 1980.
Hussey, John. Chinook Point and the Story of Fort Columbia. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA 1967.

Forts:

Willipa Bay MR, Westport MR

CDSG ePress:

RCW, maps

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Wherever – #20 – Columbia River and Western Washington. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, November 1993 p. 61

Forts:

Worden, Casey, Flagler, Ward, Whitman, Ebey, Cp Hayden

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum at Fort Worden State Park, Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Casey State Park.

CDSG ePress:

RCB, RCW, EN, maps, QM, Annex, AP

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink, Forts of Wherever, No. 21, The Straits of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound
CDSG Journal Volume 9, Issue 1, February 1995 p. 29
David M. Hansen, “Fortress Without Guns” (Fort Ward, Wash.) CDSG Journal Volume 9, Issue 3, August 1995 p. 4
William C. Gaines. The 14th Coast Artillery (Harbor Defense) Regiment, an Organizational History. CDSG Journal Volume 9, Issue 3, August 1995 p. 28
Marc K. Blackburn. The Establishment of the Coastal Defenses of Puget Sound CDSG Journal Volume 14, Issue 2, May 2000 p. 4

Books:

Lyman P. Fort Flagler over 100 years of History. Friends of Fort Flagler, Nordland, WA 2006.
Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum, Fort Worden Guide II, Port Townsend, WA 2010.
Gregory, V.J. Keepers at the Gate. Port Townsend Publishing Co. Port Townsend, WA 1976.

Forts:

Babcock, Pierce, Rousseau, McGilvery, Bulkley, J.H. Smith, Tidball, Abercrombie, Learnard, Scwatka, Brumback

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park

CDSG ePress:

RCW, Annex,

CDSG Publications:

D. Colt Denfield. Dutch Harbor Coastal Defenses. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 1, February 1993 p. 30.
D. Colt Denfield. Harbor Defense, Seward, Alaska. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 1, February 1993 p. 37
D. Colt Denfield. Alaska Defenses: Various Locations. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, August 1993 p. 51
D. Colt Denfield. Harbor Defenses, Kodiak. CDSG Journal Volume 7, Issue 3, November 1993 p. 49
Robert D. Zink. The Forts of Wherever, No. 22 – Alaska Defenses CDSG Journal Volume 12, Issue 2, May 1998 p. Â 85

Books:

Bush, James D. Narrative Report of Alaska Construction 1941-1944, US Army Engineer District, Alaska, Anchorage, 1984 (PDF)
Watson, Montgomery. The Kodiak Coastal Defense of System at Fort Greely During World War II. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Anchorage, AK 2000.

Forts:

Kamehameha, Weaver, Armstrong, DeRussy, Ruger, Barrette, Hase, other locations

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, World War II Valor in the Pacific NM, US Army Museum Hawaii (Fort DeRussy)

CDSG ePress:

RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

William Gaines. Wiliwilinui Ridge Military Reservation.CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 2, May 1994 p. 58
William Gaines. Sand Island Military Reservation. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 3, August 1994 p. 49
William Gaines. Fort Weaver, Oahu, Hawaii. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 4, November 1994 p. 39
William Gaines. Fort Barrette, Oahu, Hawaii. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 4, November 1994 p. 46
William C. Dorrance Fort Armstrong , CDSG Journal Volume 11, Issue 3, August 1997 p. 9
William H. Dorrance, Early Fort Ruger: 1906-1915 CDSG Journal Volume 11, Issue 4, November 1997 p. 4
William H. Dorrance, Fort De Russy CDSG Journal Volume 12, Issue 1, February 1998 p. 16
William H. Dorrance, Heavy Artillery at Waikiki CDSG Journal Volume 13, Issue 4, November 1999 p. 4
John D. Bennett Sand Island’s Military Past, 1916-1945 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 3, August 2002 p. 66
William C. Gaines 240 mm Howitzers on Oahu 1922-1944 CD Journal Volume 16, Issue 4, November 2002 p. 4
John D. Bennett The 5-Inch Emergency Naval-Gun Batteries on Oahu, T.H. 1942-1943 CD Journal Volume 17, Issue 1, February 2003 p. 88
John D. Bennett Fort Barrette and the 16-Inch Guns of the Kapolei Military Reservation CD Journal Volume 18, Issue 3, August 2004 p. 55
John D. Bennett Battery Arizona and the Kahe Point Military Reservation CD Journal Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2005 p. 61
William C. Gaines A Military History of Diamond Head and Fort Ruger (Part I) CD Journal Volume 19, Issue 2, May 2005 p. 4
William C. Gaines A Military History of Diamond Head and Fort Ruger (Part 2) CD Journal Volume 19, Issue 3, August 2005 p. 4
John D. Bennett Oahu’s World War II Fixed Seacoast Batteries CD Journal Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2006 p. 30
John D. Bennett Oahu’s 8-inch Naval Turret Batteries 1942-1949 CD Journal Volume 22, Issue 1, February 2008 p. 4

William C. Gaines A History of Fort DeRussy CD Journal Volume 24, Issue 4, November 2010 p. 47.

Books:

Dorrance, William H. Fort Kamehameha, the Story of the Harbor Defenses of Pearl Harbor. White Mane Publishing Co. Shippensburg, PA 1993.
Thompson, Erwin N. Pacific Ocean Engineers: History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific, 1905-1980. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 1981.
Williford, Glen, and McGovern, Terrance. Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-50. Fortress series #8, Osprey Publishing LTD., Osceola, WI, 2003.

Forts:

Mills, Hughes, Frank, Drum, Wint

Visitors Centers/Museums:

Corregidor Island Historic Monument

CDSG ePress:

RCW, EN, maps, QM, AP

CDSG Publications:

Terrance McGovern, Jr., Fort Drum, the Concrete Battleship, CDSG Journal Volume 10, Issue 4, November 1996 p. 38
William H. Dorrance. History of Fort Frank. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 2, May 1994 p. 39

Books:

Case, Homer B.Report on War Damage ToThe Harbor Defenses OfManila and Subic Bays, Headquarters, 14th Antiaircraft Command, 6 October 1945 (PDF)
Allen, Francis J. The Concrete Battleship, Fort Drum, El Fraile Island, Manila Bay. Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 1994.
McGovern, Terrance and Berhow, Mark A. American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945. Fortress Series #4, Osprey Publishing LTD., Osceola, WI, 2003.
Small, Charles S. Rails to Doomsday, the US Army’s Corregidor and Manila Bay Railroads. Railway Monographs, Greenwich, CT. 1980.

Forts:

Grant, Amador, Randolph, DeLessups, Sherman, Kobbe

CDSG ePress:

RCW, EN, maps, Annex, AP

Books:

McGovern, Terrance. The American Defenses of Panama Canal. Nearhos Publications and Redoubt Press, McLean, VA 1999.

Forts:

San Juan, Bundy, Sagarra

Visitors Centers/Museums:

San Juan National Historic Site

CDSG ePress:

RCW, EN

CDSG Publications:

Robert D. Zink. Forts of Everywhere – San Juan & Roosevelt Roads, P.R. CDSG News Volume 6, Number 1, February 1992 p. 51
Terrance McGovern, The World War II Defenses of Bermuda CDSG Journal Volume 12, Issue 1, February 1998 p. 4

Forts:

McAndrew

CDSG ePress:

RCW, annex

For overviews of American seacoast defenses you can consult these published works:

Lewis, Emanuel R. Seacoast Fortifications of the United States, an Introductory History, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD 1970, 1992.
Kaufmann, J.E. and Kaufmann, H.W. Fortress America The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present. Da Capa Press, Cambridge, MA 2004.
Floyd, Dale E. Defending America’s Coasts 1775-1950, Office of History, United States Army Corps of Engineers EP 870-1-57, Alexandria, VA, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1997.

For overviews of the earlier American defenses (1794-1876):

Wade, Arthur P. Jr. Artillerists and Engineers, the Beginnings of American Seacoast Fortifications 1794-1815. CDSG Press, McLean, VA 1977, 2010
Weaver, John R. Jr. A Legacy in Brick and Stone, American Coastal Defense Forts of the Third System, 1816-1867. Pictorial Histories Publishing, Co. Missoula, MT 2001.
Williford, Glen. The Transitional Coast Defense Generation, American Seacoast Defenses of the 1870s. Coast Defense Journal Volume 21 Issue 3 (August 2007) pp. 51-84.
Williford, Glen. American Seacoast Defense Sites of the 1870s: Part 1, Coast Defense Journal V20, Issue 3 (2007) pp-51-93.
Williford, Glen. American Seacoast Defense Sites of the 1870s Part 2 Coast Defense Journal Volume 21, Issue 4 (2007) pp. 59-110.

For an introduction to the post-1900 American seacoast defenses:

Berhow, Mark A. ed. American Seacoast Defenses, A Reference Guide. Second Edition, CDSG Press, McLean, VA 2004.
McGovern, Terrance, and Smith, Bolling. American Coastal Defenses 1885-1950. Fortress Series #44, Osprey Publishing LTD., Osceola, WI, 2006.
Zink, Robert D. The Six-Inch Part of the Modernization Program of 1940. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 2, May 1994.
Mark Berhow. America’s Last Seacoast Defenses: the World War II – Era Construction Programs. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 4, November 1994, p. 34
Mark Berhow United States Seacoast Batteries Built or Modified During the Years 1935-1945. CDSG Journal Volume 8, Issue 3, August 1994, p. 32.

CDSG Press Reprints of key US Coast Artillery reports, books and manuals:

Notes on Seacoast Fortification Construction, by E.E. Winslow, Occasional Papers No. 61, Engineering School, United States Army, Govt. Pub. Office, Wash. DC 1920, reprinted CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 1994.
The Service of Coast Artillery, by Frank T. Hines, and Franklin W. Ward, Goodenough & Woglam Co., New York, 1910, reprinted by the CDSG press, McLean, VA, 1997.
American Coast Artillery Materiel (Ordnance Department Document No. 2042), Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1923. Reprinted by the CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2001.
Seacoast Artillery Weapons, Technical Manual 4-210, War Department, Govt. Printing Off., Washington, DC, 1944, reprinted by the CDSG Press, Bel Air, MD, 1996.
Permanent Fortifications and Sea-Coast Defenses, 37th Congress of the United States (1862), Congressional Report No. 62, U.S. House of Representatives Report of the Committee on Military Affairs. (House of Representatives Report No. 86) Reprinted by the CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 1998.
The Endicott Board Report (1886), the Taft Board Report (1906), and the Board of Review Report (1915). Proper titles are: Report of the Board on Fortifications or other Defenses Appointed by the President of the United States under the Provisions of the Act of Congress Approved March 3, 1885, House Executive Document No. 49, 49th Congress, 1st session (GPO, Washington D.C.,1886); Report of the National Coast Defense Board . . . on the Coast Defenses of the United States and the Insular Possessions, Senate Document No. 248, 59th Congress 1st Session (GPO, Washington D.C., 1906); Report of the Board of Review of the War Department to the Secretary of War (November 26, 1915) on the Coast Defenses of the United States, the Panama Canal, and the Insular Possessions, House Document No. 49, 64th Congress, 1st Session (G.P.O., Washington D.C., 1916). reprinted by the CDSG Press, McLean, VA, 2007.