Memoirs of John A. Dahlgren, rear-admiral United States Navy
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Memoirs of John A. Dahlgren, rear-admiral United States Navy by Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren

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Published by J.R. Osgood & Company in Boston .
Written in English


  • Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, -- 1809-1870

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Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche. 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 15175)

Statementby his widow, Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 15175.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 660 p.
Number of Pages660
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17549124M

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