Father of the modern day Navy and great internation-al naval leader, Admiral David Glasglow Farragut was born in 1801 in Camp-bell Station, Tennessee. The most famous partici-pant of the Civil War, he led victorious Union Mis-sions against confederate-held New Orleans and Mo-bile, Alabama. Shouting his famous rallying call, “ Damn the torpedos!nFull speed ahead!” Farragut sailed his fleet into mine-filled Mobile Bay while undeer heavy fire from Confederate troops. Man-uevering his fleet, he won one of the most significant Union victories. For the extraordinary battle, he was appointed Admiral of the Navy on July 26, 1866. In 1900, 30 years after his death, he became one of the first American heroes to be inducted into the national Hall of Fame in New York.
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