Admiral John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy.

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Title:Admiral John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy.

Portrait of Rear Admiral John Adolphus Dahlgren (1809-1870), who headed the Union Navy's ordnance department during the United States Civil War and designed several different kinds of guns and cannons that were considered part of the reason the Union won the war. For these achievements, Dahlgren became known as the "father of American naval ordnance." He was also the father of Union Army colonel Ulric Dahlgren.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.70

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union | Admirals--American--1860-1870 | Admirals | Military uniforms | Military officers | Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

4.25 x 6.5 in. b&w cabinet card. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.70 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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