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David Glasgow Farragut Letter, 1864 September 14

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Note From the Collection: This letter, framed and double-sided, was written by an aide and signed by Admiral Farragut on 14 September 1864. Five and a half weeks earlier, also on board the Hartford and also in Mobile Bay, Admiral Farragut uttered one of the most memorable phrases in United States military history: Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead! Farragut wrote this letter to order the renaming of several naval vessels to commemorate the recent Battle of Mobile Bay. It reads in part: I...
Dates: 1864 September 14