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    Christopher R. P. Rodgers Autograph Letter Signed "C. R. P. Rodgers". Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Morristown, December 12, 1857, congratulating Commodore John A. Dahlgren, "U.S. Navy", the "[USS] Plymouth's . . . triumphant vindication of the heavy guns, after a thorough trial afloat." Fine condition.

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    C. R. P. Rodgers joined the navy in 1833 and served in the Mexican War and Civil War. From 1874 through 1878, he served as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. John Dahlgren developed several new pieces of naval ordnance which helped the U.S. Navy remain dominant throughout the Civil War. Both men were eventually promoted to rear admiral (Dalhgren during the Civil War; Rodgers in 1874).

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