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John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
Birth: Nov. 14, 1809
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1870
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

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. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Bernard Dahlgren (1784 - 1824)
  Martha Rowan Dahlgren (1789 - 1838)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Clement Bunker Dahlgren (1820 - 1855)
  Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren (1825 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Bunker Dahlgren (1839 - 1912)*
  Ulric Dahlgren (1842 - 1864)*
  Paul Dahlgren (1846 - 1876)*
  Eric Bernard Dahlgren (1866 - ____)*
  Ulrica Dahlgren Pierce (1866 - 1925)*
  John Vinton Dahlgren (1868 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (1809 - 1870)
  Charles G. Dahlgren (1811 - 1888)*
  Washington Dahlgren (1813 - 1814)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 50-56
GPS (lat/lon): 40.00325, -75.18935
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2000
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