Friday, April 25, 2008

Admiral Farragut

Today we feature a portrait of Admiral David Farragut. He is perhaps best remembered for this quote, "Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead". This quote was made during the battle for Mobile Bay, when ships were being destroyed by rebel mines in the bay.

It was on this day, April 25, in the year 1862, that Farragut captured New Orleans in the Civil War.

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