Wednesday, May 2, 2012

George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882)

Marsh helped with the passage of the Smithsonian bill through the House, establishing the institution. His extensive print collection was the first art purchased by the Smithsonian. April 2012. Sold.

S. Dana Greene

Commanded the Union's ironclad, the Monitor after the captain was disabled in the March 9,1862 duel between it and the Confederate ironclad, the Virginia. Complete April 2012. Sold.

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