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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Del.)

Paul Dahlgren​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Aug. 9, 1846, Wilmington, DE.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 7 to Aug. 31, 1868; on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1868; in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., to Jan. 25, 1869 (leave of absence, to Apr. 19, 1869), — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., to June, 1869, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to Nov. 12, 1869; and on leave of absence, June 12, 1870.

Resigned, June 12, 1870.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer at St. Louis, Mo., 1870‑72, and New York, 1872‑73. U. S. Consul-General at Rome, Italy, 1873‑76.

Died, Mar. 23, 1876, at Rome, Italy: Aged 30.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1876, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, St. Mary's Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, RI.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rear Admiral John R. Dahlgren, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Dahlgren's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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