Lot 415: Naval leader (1809–1870) who headed the Union Navy's ordnance department during the Civil War and developed a number of guns and cannons. LS signed "J. A. Dahlgren," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, June 15, 1865. Letter to Charles Keith on the USS Nahant. In full: "You are hereby detached from the 'Nahant' and will report…for duty on board the U. S. S. 'Kaatskill [sic].'" In fine condition, with scattered soiling and a stray ink blot to the upper left.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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