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David Farragut

Born: Jul 5, 1801

Death: Aug 14, 1870

Birthplace: Farragut

Nationality: United States

David Farragut

Date of Birth : Jul 5, 1801
Date of Death : Aug 14, 1870
Birth Place : Farragut

David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, in which he was victorious, usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition.


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