Admiral David G. Farragut Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT
Born: July 5, 1801
Died: August 14, 1870
Died: August 14, 1870
David G. Farragut (1801-1870, born James Glasgow), adopted by Admiral David Porter in 1814, served more than fifty years in the U.S. Navy. Commissioned at age 10, he participated in the War of 1812 (1812-1814), the Mexican War (1846-1848) and the Civil War (1961-1965). In 1864, two years after Farragut, as Commander of the West Gulf Blocking Squadron, captured New Orleans (April 25, 1862), Rear Admiral Farragut was assigned to capture the defenses of Mobile Bay. He began his approach on August 5, 1864. It was during this Battle of Mobile Bay, as Farragut's ships entered the heavily guarded bay that filled with mines, then known as torpedoes, that Farragut exclaimed: "Damn the torpedoes!...Full speed ahead!" In 1866, when Admiral was established as the highest naval rank, Farragut became the first officer to receive that honor.
ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT - AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENT SIGNED 02/19/1863 - HFSID 156072DAVID G. FARRAGUT He prepares to attack Port Hudson. Autograph Endorsement signed: "D.G. Farragut/Rear Admiral", 1p, 8x12½. U.S. Steamer Richmond, Baton Rouge, La., 1863 February 18. In full: "Appd for five thousand dollars".
Sale Price $2,465.00
ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300031DAVID G. FARRAGUT 2½x4 carte de visite, seated in uniform Photograph signed: "D. G. Farragut". Sepia, 2½x4 carte de visite by J. Gurney & Son of New York. David G.
Sale Price $2,975.00
ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT - CHECK ENDORSED CIRCA 1866 - HFSID 254619DAVID 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.
Sale Price $807.50
GIDEON WELLES - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 06/28/1864 CO-SIGNED BY: ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT - HFSID 16405As Secretary of the Navy, he sends orders (1864) to the acting paymaster of a federal gunboat which had fought at the Battle of Mobile Bay, with forwarding endorsement by the ship's commander and by Admiral Farragut.
Sale Price $1,700.00