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Rear Admiral David G. Farragut's Service Coat and Cap

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/29/2010

Service jacket and cap worn by Rear Admiral David G. Farragut while directing the fire of the flagship Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. It was during the Battle of Mobile Bay that Farragut uttered the infamous words, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.”


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