This is fine Civil War CDV of U. Colonel Ulric Dahlgren that is signed by his father, Rear Admiral John A. He was the second of three sons born to Rear Admiral Dahlgren. The CDV is with round corners and measures 2½ x 4¼. It is with a hand-written note at the base of the front side in Admiral Dahlgrens hand that reads, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren from his Father, R.At the top reverse written in pencil is, In Gettysburg Campaign Wounded at Boonesboro, Myld sic. Maryland in Lees retreat Leg Amputated. In the center of the reverse is the distributers name and address, Henry Ulke, 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.
Hand written in ink on the lower half of the reverse is, Sent by Admiral Dahlgren in reply to a note asking him for his autograph Nov 6/65. Signatures of Rear Admiral Dahlgren are exceedingly scarce and when found a CDV are a real find. The image of Colonel Dahlgren is sharp and with excellent contrast. These are no creases, foxing or other damage to this CDV and it remains in excellent condition. Following the inauguration of the 16th U.
President, Abraham Lincoln, in March 1861, Dahlgren entered military service and thus before July 24, 1861 he joined the U. Navy since on that date he was on a U. On May 29, 1862, Dahlgren was transferred from the U.
Army and promoted to captain by the U. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton who quickly recognized his gunnery talent while at Harpers Ferry.He was active on behalf of the U. Army at the Second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Fredericksburg both in 1862 and at the Battle of Chancellorsville, the Battle of Brandy Station, as well as the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Wounded on July 6, 1863 while trying to reach Hagerstown, Maryland, he had to have his foot amputated. For these efforts, the Dahlgren received a Commission as a colonel on July 24, 1863. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick in time for a so-called "Kilpatrick Raid" upon the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia where he was killed in action.
Papers found on Dahlgren's corpse shortly after his death contained orders for an assassination plot against Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The discovery and publication of the Dahlgren Papers sparked controversy in the South. The disrespectful display of Dahlgren's corpse in Richmond inflamed Northern public opinion, until the intervention of Elizabeth Van Lew enabled his burial, at considerable risk to the Union spy network she ran in the Confederate capital. The papers may have contributed to John Wilkes Booth's decision to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln a year later.
The item "CIVIL WAR U. COLONEL ULRIC DAHLGREN CDV SIGNED BY ADMIRAL DAHLGREN -HUNG BY CS" is in sale since Sunday, February 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.