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.
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).
285 pieces in 4 boxes
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