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DAHLGREN, John Adolphus Bernard (1809-1870) was a United States Navy officer who founded his service's Ordnance Department and launched major advances in gunnery. Dahlgren devised a smoothbore howitzer, adaptable for many sizes of craft as well as shore installations. He then introduced a cast-iron muzzle-loading cannon with vastly increased range and accuracy, known as the Dahlgren gun, that became the Navy's standard armament. In the Civil War, Dahlgren was made Commander of the Washington Navy Yard, where he established the Bureau of Ordnance. In 1863, he took command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron at the rank of Rear Admiral, and helped William Tecumseh Sherman secure Savannah, Georgia. Manuscript Document Signed “Jno. A. Dahlgren” 1pp. quarto, January 16, 1855, Ordnance Office U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, D.C, addressed to the Fort Pit Foundry in Pittsburg and reads “A pattern for the Locklugs of the 1xin shell gun was sent you by Rail Road...” Fine condition.
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Dahlgren Ordance Document

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $60.50
Estimate: $50 - $100
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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