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ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT - CHECK ENDORSED CIRCA 1866 - HFSID 254619

 

DAVID G. FARRAGUT. Partly Printed Promissory Note endorsed on verso: "D.G. Farragut", 7½x3½. Washington, D.C., 1866 September 28. In full: "Fifty months after date I promise to pay to the order of David G. Farragut Forty Dollars with interest for Value received." Also endorsed on verso: "J.H. Brooks/50.02/1 Decr. 70". The note was due on November 28, 1870, 50 months after September 28, 1866. During the Civil War, Farragut commanded the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and the expedition that captured New Orleans. On August 5, 1864, as his squadron passed the fort guarding Mobile, his monitor Tecumseh hit a mine (then called torpedoes) and sank. Everyone was uncertain what to do, to continue through the minefield or turn back. Farragut's subordinates looked for a lead, and meanwhile they were drifting towards Fort Morgan. Farragut took action, ordering "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" With the fleet behind the Confederate forts, they smashed the Confederate ironclad Tennessee. The forts had to surrender and Mobile Bay was sealed. On July 26, 1866, two months before this promissory note was signed, Farragut was appointed the U.S. Navy's first full Admiral. Light show through of ink from writing on front at signature (completely legible). Slightly creased, irregular blank left edge. Overall, fine condition.


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ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT
Born: July 5, 1801
Died: August 14, 1870



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