DAHLGREN, JOHN ADOLPH
\dˈɑːlɡɹən], \dˈɑːlɡɹən], \d_ˈɑː_l_ɡ_ɹ_ə_n]\
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(1809-1870), entered the U. S. navy at an early age. He became noted as the designer of the improved Dahlgren cannon. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was assigned to the command of the Navy Yard at Washington. He was naturally made chief of the ordnance bureau, was promoted to be rear-admiral, and commanded in the attack on the Charleston defences in 1863. His last important service was in co-operation with General Sherman, in the taking of Savannah, in 1864.
By John Franklin Jameson