John Adolphus Dahlgren - Philadelphia PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 40° 00.195 W 075° 11.361
18T E 483837 N 4428135
Quick Description: Civil War Union Rear-Admiral. Became famous as a Naval Ordinance officer before the onset of the Civil War. Invented a 11-inch smoothbore cannon, the "Dahlgren Gun", that was used extensively in the conflict.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2020 9:39:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM12WD1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Section L, Lot 50-56.
Description:
Civil War Union Rear-Admiral. Became famous as a Naval Ordinance officer before the onset of the Civil War. Invented a 11-inch smoothbore cannon, the "Dahlgren Gun", that was used extensively in the conflict. Commanded Naval forces that repeatedly attacked and were repulsed by the Confederate forces in Charleston, South Carolina harbor (August-October 1863). His assistance to General Sherman at Savannah contributed to that city's capitulation in December, 1864. His son was the controversial Colonel Ulric Dahlgren.


Date of birth: 11/14/1809

Date of death: 7/12/1870

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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