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David Glasgow Farragut Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 26687-26867  
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Description
This collection contains official and personal correspondence of United States Naval officer David G. Farragut (1801-1870) primarily covering his Civil War career, but also touching upon family affairs, including his children; personal business; naval politics; Farragut's efforts for promotion, and his conflict with Oliver Hazard Perry; Mexican War, visit to Haiti.
Background
American admiral David G. Farragut (1801-1870) joined the United States Navy in 1810 as a midshipman. He was with Commodore David Porter during the War of 1812, served in the Mediterranean from 1815 to 1820, 1838, and in Mexican and South American waters through the forties. After working in Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va., from 1850 to 1854, and in California from 1855-1859, he took command of the Union blockade of the South in the Gulf of Mexico in 1862. From 1862-1864, he commanded the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. From December 1861 to 1862 he commanded New Orleans expedition, then operations on the Mississippi (1862-1863), and the assault on Mobile Bay (1864). He was promoted Vice-Admiral (1864) and Admiral (1866).
Extent
285 pieces in 4 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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