Lot 442: Naval leader (1809–1870) who headed the Union Navy's ordnance department during the Civil War and developed a number of guns and cannons. War-dated ALS signed "J. A. Dahlgren," one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.75, March 15, 1862. Letter to T. B. Murray, in full: "It will give me pleasure to send a boat for Mrs. McClellan. I would like to know however, whether she will go at three this afternoon or at ten tomorrow morning. If you will let me know one hour and a half before the time appointed and the wharf, the boat shall be there." In fine condition, with intersecting folds (two passing through the signature), and a small hole to body, affecting none of the writing.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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