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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 26: Epaulettes Belonging to John Dahlgren, Father of American Naval Ordinance

The Navy evolved in all aspects from the War of 1812 to the Civil War. However, something often overlooked is how the personnel structure evolved and became standardized. The development of standard uniforms and insignia is one small way to look at this process, and today's object, a pair of officer's epaulettes, belonged to the Father of American Naval Gunnery, John Dahlgren.

Epaulettes Belonging to John Dahlgren, Father of American Naval Ordinance

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