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1864 DAVID G. FARRAGUT Autograph Letter Signed

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1864 DAVID G. FARRAGUT Autograph Letter Signed
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Commander David G. Farragut Signed Letter, Best Known for Declaring “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!” Prizes Won by the First Warship U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812
DAVID G. FARRAGUT (1801-1870). Historic American Civil War Union Admiral best remembered for his Battle of Mobile Bay order paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
November 15, 1864-Dated Civil War Period ,Autograph Letter Signed, "D. G. Farragut, Rear Adml", 2 pages, quarto, measuring 8” x 12.5”, from Flag Ship Hartford, Mobile Bay, Choice Extremely Fine. A fine association of Farragut with the site of his most famous victory as “The Hero of Mobile Bay. It was here just three months before this letter, on August 5, 1864, that he uttered his immortal words, “Damn the torpedoes!”

This Letter is written to General Daniel Sickles, this letter shows Farragut recommending a young man for the U.S. Naval Academy. It reads, in part: “Some time since ... Eaton expressed a desire to get his son an appointment at the Naval School, & I gave him such a letter as I could, not knowing the youth I could only speak of the Father, as a good officer who has always been zealous in the cause of his country & the discharge of his duties in the command of his vessel, & that I had no doubt the young man would emulate his parent as an officer in a profession he was so anxious to enter.”

Show folds and only very light tone at the left margin, Docket on verso. Farragut’s signature on second page remains quite crisp and dark and in overall Excellent condition with great content!
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was a Flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He is best remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
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1864 DAVID G. FARRAGUT Autograph Letter Signed

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0046: 1864 DAVID G. FARRAGUT Autograph Letter Signed
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Commander David G. Farragut Signed Letter, Best Known for Declaring “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!” Prizes Won by the First Warship U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812
DAVID G. FARRAGUT (1801-1870). Historic American Civil War Union Admiral best remembered for his Battle of Mobile Bay order paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
November 15, 1864-Dated Civil War Period ,Autograph Letter Signed, "D. G. Farragut, Rear Adml", 2 pages, quarto, measuring 8” x 12.5”, from Flag Ship Hartford, Mobile Bay, Choice Extremely Fine. A fine association of Farragut with the site of his most famous victory as “The Hero of Mobile Bay. It was here just three months before this letter, on August 5, 1864, that he uttered his immortal words, “Damn the torpedoes!”

This Letter is written to General Daniel Sickles, this letter shows Farragut recommending a young man for the U.S. Naval Academy. It reads, in part: “Some time since ... Eaton expressed a desire to get his son an appointment at the Naval School, & I gave him such a letter as I could, not knowing the youth I could only speak of the Father, as a good officer who has always been zealous in the cause of his country & the discharge of his duties in the command of his vessel, & that I had no doubt the young man would emulate his parent as an officer in a profession he was so anxious to enter.”

Show folds and only very light tone at the left margin, Docket on verso. Farragut’s signature on second page remains quite crisp and dark and in overall Excellent condition with great content!
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was a Flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He is best remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
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