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Memoir of John A. Dahlgren, rear-admiral United States navy,

Author: Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren
Publisher: Boston, J.R. Osgood and Co., 1882.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Important discoveries made by the late Admiral Dahlgren later in his career ended in an entire reorganization of naval ordnance. These improvements, accompanied by the introduction of steam and corresponding differences in the construction of our men-of-war, essentially modified the navy life of the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
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Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton, 1825-1898.
Memoir of John A. Dahlgren, rear-admiral United States navy.
Boston, J.R. Osgood and Co., 1882
(OCoLC)657115136
Named Person: John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren; John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren
OCLC Number: 14246444
Description: xi, 660 pages illustrations (plans) double plates, 2 portrait (including frontispiece) folded map 24 cm
Contents: The Navy of the past --
His early youth --
A Midshipman's first cruise --
A cruise in the Mediterranean --
A passed Midshipman ; The coast survey ; Promoted to a Lieutenancy ; Threatened loss of sight ; The farm life --
Cruise in the U.S. Ship "Cumberland" 1844-1845 --
Ordnance record --
Early ordnance career, 1847-1850 --
Invention of ordnance ; System of naval armament, 1850-1855 --
Cruise of the "Plymouth" to introduce the new system, 1856-1859 --
Various invasion of his inventions ; Resumes charge of ordnance at Washington Yard, 1859-1861 --
The battle test of ordnance system ; Infringements of inventions ; Rifled cannon, 1861-1865 --
Chief of Ordnance ; Defence of system ; Ordnance r?sum?, 1862-1865 --
The Rebellion --
Command of the Washington Yard, 1860-1861 --
Command of the Washington Navy Yard ; Chief of Ordnance Bureau ; Appointed Captain U.S.N. 1862 --
Private journal for 1863 ; Vote of thanks of Congress, and made Rear-Admiral ; Succeeds Dupont in command of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron --
Private journal, 1864 ; Off Charleston --
Private journal to close of Rebellion ; Of the command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1865 --
A recapitulation of naval command off Charleston ... --
Off Charleston ; A letter of Admiral Dahlgren to the Navy Department --
A r?sum? of operations off Charleston --
In command of South Pacific Squadron ; Chief of Bureau of Ordnance ; In command of Washington Yard ; Closing scenes of life.
Responsibility: by his widow, Madeleine Vinton Dalhgren.

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Important discoveries made by the late Admiral Dahlgren later in his career ended in an entire reorganization of naval ordnance. These improvements, accompanied by the introduction of steam and corresponding differences in the construction of our men-of-war, essentially modified the navy life of the present day.

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