Minutes of disposition by General Foster for the expedition in the Stono to begin 1 July 1864

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Title

Minutes of disposition by General Foster for the expedition in the Stono to begin 1 July 1864

Subject

Campaigns & battles; Military officers; Naval warfare; Rivers; Generals; Troop movements

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Foster, John Gray, 1823-1874; Hatch, Edward, 1832-1889; Birney, William, 1819-1907

United States -- South Carolina -- Stono River; United States -- South Carolina -- Hilton Head

1860-1870

Description

Rear Admiral Dahlgren was made Commander of the Washington Navy Yard in 1862 and chief of the Bureau of Ordnance in 1863; in July 1863 he was given command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron where the massive Dahlgren guns he designed were used against Fort Wagner and Fort Sumter. He was key in securing Charleston's harbor and helped Gen. Sherman capture Savannah in 1864.

Creator

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

1864-06-30

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