David Farragut

  • American

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David Glasgow Farragut was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the first rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral in the United States Navy. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1808/00/00 After his mother's death, James Farragut goes to live with naval officer David Porter. James changed his name to David in honor of his foster father. Architect
1854/09/15 Commander Farragut arrives at Mare Island to supervise the building of the Mare Island Navy Yard near San Francisco in San Pablo Bay. Work Mare Island Historic District Vallejo,CA
1861/12/21 At Blair House, Captain Farragut dines and agrees to command the assault on New Orleans, his hometown, so earnest and enthusiastic, that Assistant Secretary Fox unhesitatingly exhibits a list of the vessels which were being prepared for the expedition. Union Commander Blair House Washington, DC Capture of New Orleans
1862/02/03 Having received his preparatory orders on the 23rd of December, his full orders from the Navy Department as Flag Officer on the 20th of January, Captain Farragut sails from Hampton Roads on the 3rd of February on the steamer USS HARTFORD. Union Flag Officer Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park Hampton Capture of New Orleans
1862/04/18 Farragut orders the bomb vessels and armed steamers, under the command of D D Porter, to commence bombardment on Fort Jackson and Fort St Philip, located about 70 mi (110 km) below New Orleans. Union Flag Officer Fort Jackson Triumph Capture of New Orleans
1862/04/18 Farragut orders the bomb vessels and armed steamers, under the command of D D Porter, to commence bombardment on Fort Jackson and Fort St Philip, located about 70 mi (110 km) below New Orleans. Union Flag Officer Fort St Philip Triumph Capture of New Orleans
1862/04/29 After two days of heavy bombardment, Farragut sails past Forts Jackson and St Philip and the Chalmette batteries with thirteen of his fleet's ships upriver to take New Orleans. Union Flag Officer New Orleans Louisiana Capture of New Orleans
1864/08/05 Union Rear Admiral David Farragut battles Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan at the entrance to Mobile Bay. Union Commander Mobile Bay Battle of Mobile Bay
1864/08/05 Union Rear Admiral David Farragut battles Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan at the entrance to Mobile Bay. Union Commander Fort Morgan Gulf Shores, AL Battle of Mobile Bay
1864/08/05 Union Rear Admiral David Farragut battles Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan at the entrance to Mobile Bay. Union Commander Fort Gaines Dauphin Island Battle of Mobile Bay
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