CDSG Press

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This is an all-volunteer operation provided as a service to our members and other interested parties. Credit card orders are accepted on the website. For mail orders, please send check or money order in U.S. currency.  Please note clearly in your order which items you are ordering and the address where they should be mailed. Allow for at least 8-10 weeks for delivery.

All prices include domestic or international postage, shown as $ domestic/ $ international.

Back Issues of the CDSG Publications & Electronic Documents

CDSG Publications 1985-2016 (Volumes 1-30), DVD

Adobe portable document format (PDF) files $55 / $55

Updated DVD can be purchased for) $10 / $10 (with photocopy of original DVD or tray insert)

CDSG Documents USB Drive. Price: $50 domestic and international mail. These documents cover a range of historical material related to sea­coast defenses — most from the National Archives. Included are PDFs of annual reports of the chief of coast artillery and chief of engineers; various board proceedings and reports; army directories; text books; tables of organization and equipment; WWII command histories; drill, field, training manuals and regulations; ordnance department documents; ordnance tables and compilations; and ordnance gun and carriage card records.

Documents related to specific harbor defenses. These PDF documents form the basis of the conference and special tour handouts that have been held at these locations. These collections are available as PDF files by harbor area from the CDSG. They include RCBs/RCWs; maps; annexes & supplements to defense projects; CD engineer notebooks; quartermaster building records; battery construction correspondence; inspection reports; and aerial photos taken by the signal corps 1920-40. Please consult CDSG EPress at for more details.

Past conference or tour sites include:

Portland & other Maine sites; Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; New Bedford, MA; Narraganset Bay, RI; the entrance to the Long Island Sound; the defenses of central, eastern entrance and southern entrance to New York harbor; the Delaware River; The Chesapeake Bay including Baltimore, the Potomac River, Hampton Roads, and Cape Charles and Cape Henry (Fort Story); Cape Fear River (Wilmington) NC; Charleston, SC; Port Royal Sound; Savannah, GA; St. Mary’s River St. John’s River, FL; Key West, FL; Tampa Bay, FL; Pensacola, FL; Mobile, AL; Mississippi River (New Orleans), LA; Galveston, TX; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Columbia River; Puget Sound, WA; Great Lakes sites; Alaska; Manila & Subic Bays, the Philippines; Oahu, HI; the Panama Canal Zone entrances; sites Newfoundland & Nova Scotia in Canada; Puerto Rico and sites in the Caribbean.

Books and Reprints

All prices include domestic or international postage, shown as $ domestic/ $ international.

Notes on Seacoast Fortification Construction $45 / $60
by Col. Eben E. Winslow, 1920, 428 pp. (1994) reprint; hard-cover, with 29 drawings in a separate soft-cover volume

Seacoast Artillery Weapons
$25 / $35
by U.S. War Department, 1944, 202 pp. (1995) reprint hard-cover

Service of the Coast Artillery
$40 / $60
by F. Hines & F. Ward, 1910, 736 pp. (1997) reprint hard-cover

Permanent Fortifications and Sea-Coast Defenses
$30 / $45
by U.S. Congress, 1862, 544 pp. (1998) reprint hard-cover

American Coast Artillery Material
$45 / $65
by Ordnance Department Document #2042, 1922, 528 pp. reprint hard-cover (2001)

American Seacoast Defenses: A Reference Guide Third Edition, $45 / $80
by Mark A. Berhow, 2015, 632 pp. (Third edition, hard-cover)

The Endicott and Taft Board Reports 1886, 1905 and 1915
$45 /$80
by U.S. Congress.  Hardcover reprint (2007) with plates in separate softcover, 533 pp

Artillerists and Engineers: The Beginnings of American Seacoast Fortifications, 1794-1815
$25 / $40
by Colonel Arthur P. Wade, U.S. Army. Paperback, 226 pages.

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