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Admiral Farragut   By: (1840-1914)

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ADMIRAL FARRAGUT

Great Commanders

EDITED BY JAMES GRANT WILSON

The Great Commanders Series.

EDITED BY GENERAL JAMES GRANT WILSON.

Admiral Farragut. By Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. N. General Taylor. By General O. O. Howard, U. S. A. General Jackson. By James Parton. General Greene. By Captain Francis V. Greene, U. S. A. General J. E. Johnston. By Robert M. Hughes, of Virginia. General Thomas. By Henry Coppee, LL. D. General Scott. By General Marcus J. Wright. General Washington. By General Bradley T. Johnson. General Lee. By General Fitzhugh Lee. General Hancock. By General Francis J. Walker. General Sheridan. By General Henry E. Davies. General Grant. By General James Grant Wilson.

IN PREPARATION.

General Sherman. By General Manning F. Force. Admiral Porter. By James R. Soley, late Assist. Sec. of Navy. General McClellan. By General Peter S. Michie. Commodore Paul Jones. By Admiral Richard W. Meade.

New York: D. APPLETON & CO., 72 Fifth Avenue.

[Illustration: D. G. Farragut]

D. Appleton & Co.

GREAT COMMANDERS

ADMIRAL FARRAGUT

BY CAPTAIN A. T. MAHAN, U. S. NAVY

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL WAR COLLEGE AUTHOR OF THE GULF AND INLAND WATERS, AND OF THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660 1783

WITH PORTRAIT AND MAPS

NEW YORK D. APPLETON AND COMPANY 1897

Copyright, 1892, By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY. All rights reserved.

Electrotyped and Printed at the Appleton Press, U.S.A.

PREFACE.

In preparing this brief sketch of the most celebrated of our naval heroes, the author has been aided by the very full and valuable biography published in 1878 by his son, Mr. Loyall Farragut, who has also kindly supplied for this work many additional details of interest from the Admiral's journals and correspondence, and from other memoranda. For the public events connected with Farragut's career, either directly or indirectly, recourse has been had to the official papers, as well as to the general biographical and historical literature bearing upon the war, which each succeeding year brings forth in books or magazines. The author has also to express his thanks to Rear Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins, formerly chief of staff to Admiral Farragut; to Captain John Crittenden Watson, formerly his flag lieutenant; and to his friend General James Grant Wilson, for interesting anecdotes and reminiscences.

A. T. M.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Family and Early Life, 1801 1811 1

II. Cruise of the Essex, 1811 1814 10

III. Midshipman to Lieutenant, 1814 1825 51

IV. Lieutenant, 1825 1841 69

V. Commander and Captain, 1841 1860 89

VI. The Question of Allegiance, 1860 1861 106

VII. The New Orleans Expedition, 1862 115

VIII. The First Advance on Vicksburg, 1862 177

IX. The Blockade, and the Passage of Port Hudson, 1862 1863 196

X. Mobile Bay Fight, 1864 237

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