David Glasgow Farragut

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David Glasgow Farragut (July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral of the Navy. He is remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!".


Coffin, Charles Carleton The Boys of '61; of, Four Years of Fighting. Personal Observation with the Army and Navy (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)


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