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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)*
  Ulrica Dahlgren Pierce (1866 - 1925)*
  Eric Bernard Dahlgren (1866 - ____)*
  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
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2000
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- Carolee McGill-Barker
 Added: Aug. 10, 2016
Admiral thank you for your leadership and lifetime of service to our country while serving United States Navy. An engineer who designed to Coke Bottle shape of the Dahlgren gun, a great success and former Naval District Washington (NDW) under President A...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016

- John Whitlock
 Added: Apr. 12, 2016
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