The Autobiography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren
Edited by Peter C. Luebke (Contributions to Naval History No. 8), 2018, ISBN 978-1-943604-19-7
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Dahlgren’s legacy in the Navy was profound and lasting, primarily for his role in designing and developing the weapons and ammunition that enabled the Union Navy to emerge victorious at sea and on the inland waterways during the Civil War. Because of this, when the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren was established during World War I in 1918, and which to this day designs and tests most of the Navy’s shipboard weapons, it was named in honor of John A. Dahlgren.
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