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.

Posted by LTJG Chris O'Keefe in History, Navy, Podcasts
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  • Black Cloud

    Please change “ordinance” which is a law to “ordnance”.

    • Navsea3601

      but it passed the Spell Checker ….. That’s good enough for this century’s journalism…