Wednesday, May 2, 2012

David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870)

David Farragut entered the Civil War with fifty years of naval experience, having taken to the sea as a midshipman at the age of 10. A supremely confident commander, Admiral Farragut inspired the Union with his decisiveness and daring. He issued the command that became legend, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" Depicted here, Lt. Farragut as commanding officer of the sloop Erie in 1938. Completed April 2012. Sold

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