Civil War Series
4:26 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

First Rear Admiral

In part 96 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles David Glasgow Farragut, the first man to be named a Rear Admiral in the US Navy. In popular culture, he is best remembered for his “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” command at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Admiral David Farragut

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