To win glory and power, to be renowned throughout posterity—such was the ambition that fueled John A. Dahlgren's controversial rise to eminence during the Civil War era. While he ranks with the foremost contributors to the American naval tradition and is known as the "father of American naval ordnance", personal conflicts and the lack of major victories at sea nearly ...
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A Quest for Glory
A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren
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