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    REAR ADMIRAL JOHN ADOLPHUS DAHLGREN (1809-70), AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER: PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE. Admiral Dahlgren reorganized and equipped the Navy Ordnance Yard at Washington, devised a new 11-inch gun in 1851 known as the Dahlgren gun, and designed several different kinds of guns and cannons. He was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance in addition to duties as commandant of the Ordnance Yard and was appointed rear admiral in the Union navy, 1862. In 1863, Admiral Dahlgren took command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron and, in 1864, helped General Sherman in securing Savannah. In 1869, he returned to the Washington Navy Yard where he served until his death.

    This view shows Admiral Dahlgren posed with officers of his staff, on board USS Pawnee, in Charleston Harbor, circa 1864-1865. In addition to Dahlgren, three captains, two lieutenant commanders, a lieutenant, and two ensigns are present. This group portrait is a different pose than the image in the Library of Congress [LC#-B8171-3413]. Reproduced in F.T. Miller, The Photographic History of the Civil War, Volume VI, page 126.

    Wet-plate glass negative, size 7" x 4.75". Some staining and scratches to the emulsion. Negative secured between protective glass covers and held in an archival frame, 14" x 12".


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    December, 2007
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