The Admiral's Guard
by Donald L. Collins
A well-researched Civil War historical novel based on and containing letters of Pvt. Charles Leaman, USMC, guard and orderly to Admiral John Dahlgren, Commander, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron 1863-1865. Covers his Involvement with submarines, ironclads, Marine actions, Lincoln, Welles, Ulric Dahlgren, NYC Draft Riots, Savannah, Charleston and his daily contact with the admiral.