Sunday, April 24, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Farragut's Triumph

April 23 and 24, 1862: The future first Admiral in the U.S. Navy, David Glasgow Farragut, defeats the Confederate Navy in the Gulf and the Confederate Army along the Mississippi to take the Jewel of the South, my home town of New Orleans.  Read more about Farragut's brilliant victory here.

Header: Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut in a contemporary photograph


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And he took took her very roughly because he knew she liked it that way...

just kidding!

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Well, Monsieur l'Amiral was from around here so yeah: he knew what he was sailing into.