Farragut was commanded the union blockade of the southern ports. He was befriended by Captain David Porter.

Mobile Bay

August 5, 1864

David Farragut:

  • David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War.
  • Born: July 5, 1801, Farragut, TN
  • Died: August 14, 1870, Portsmouth, NH
  • Parents: David Porter
  • Siblings: David Dixon Porter.  August 5, 1864 Admiral  DF led his fleet of ships through the confederate defenses at Mobile Al. The fall of Mobile bay way a major blow to the confederacy  the victory was the first in a series at the Yankees Mobile bay became the major confederate  port on the gulf of Mexico; The battle of mobile bay was the capstone in the military career of David Farragut, who joined  the u.s. navy at age 9. Farragut's  force steamed into the month of mobile bay in two columns led by four ironclads. Admiral David Farragut’s Union fleet of eighteen ships boldly entered Mobile Bay and received a devastating fire from Forts Gaines and Morgan and other points.  Farragut's losses during the battle numbered 150 killed and 170 wounded, while Buchanan's small squadron lost 12 dead and 19 wounded.
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