Syracuse University Special Collections, American Civil War, John A. Dahlgren Papers, Madeleine Dahlgren, naval history
American Studies | Military History
This article explains the events surrounding the publication of the biography of John A. Dahlgren, collected and penned by his wife Marguerite. The article was researched with the aid of the John A. Dahlgren Papers at the Syracuse University Special Collection. Marguerite had motives to exalt her husband's life: he had become an unpopular and controversial figure despite his accomplishments, and Marguerite was also in the process of petitioning Congress, seeking to receive royalties for her husband's military inventions.
Schneller, Robert J., Jr. "Intentional Omissions from the Published Civil War Diaries of Admiral John A. Dahlgren." The Courier 25.1 (1990): 3-26.