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    Rear Admiral John Dahlgren Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", with a Brady's, Washington, D.C. imprint on verso. A standing portrait of the Union naval officer, seen dressed in full uniform and holding a book, which he rests upon a small side table. Below the image is the caption "Entered according to Act of Congress by M.B. Brady & Co in the year 1865 in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia." John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809-1870) headed the Union navy's ordnance department and was responsible for several armament designs. During the Civil War, Lincoln made him Commander of the Washington Navy Yard, and in July 1862, he was made chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. Seven months later, he was promoted to Rear Admiral and took command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. It was in this capacity that he helped Sherman capture Savannah, Georgia. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with minor soiling and wear at the edges. On verso, "Paul" has been written at the lower left corner. Overall very good.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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