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Patriot. David Farragot. Irish-Spanish-American. David Farragut. 1801 - 1870. Farragut served as a midshipman and later served in the war of 1812 at the age of 10. Thereafter he rose to the rank of captain, but saw little combat until he was past 60. David Farragut. 1801 - 1870.

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Patriot

Patriot

David Farragot

Irish-Spanish-American


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

Farragut served as a midshipman and later served in the war of 1812 at the age of 10.

Thereafter he rose to the rank of captain, but saw little combat until he was past 60.


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

Farragut’s

Flagship

The

Hartford

At the start of the civil war, he was given command of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron and ordered to open the mouth of the Mississippi by taking New Orleans.


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

On April 25, 1862, Farragut arrived at the city of New Orleans and it was captured five day later. His success gave the North a much need confidence boost.

On August 5, 1864, Farragut sailed to Mobil, Alabama and slipped pass the defenses and sunk the Confederate Warships in the area - effectively closing the Confederates last major Gulf port.


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

Farragut’s success in the Gulf gave him great fame. As a result, in 1964, Congress created the rank of vice-admiral just for him. In July of 1966, he was promoted to Admiral.


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

“Old Salamander”

As a result of running his ships under heavy enemy fire between New Orleans’ forts, he was given the nickname “Old Salamander”.


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

During the Battle of Mobile Bay, Farragut’s fleet was entering the Bay. He was warned that the waters was filled with rebel torpedoes. Those around him encouraged him to slow down. Focused on his duty, he ordered what has become the famous line ….

“Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!”


Patriot

David Farragut

1801 - 1870


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