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    David G. Farragut Letter Signed "D. G. Farragut/ Rear Admiral". One page, 7.5" x 9.5", June 27, 1864, "Off Mobile", aboard the "U.S. Flag Ship Hartford", giving orders to "Paymaster/ W. T. Meredith/ U.S.S. Hartford/ off-Mobile" to "proceed . . . to New Orleans". Clean; fine.

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    Rear Admiral Farragut (1801-1870)--most remembered for his order at the Civil War naval Battle of Mobile Bay paraphrased, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"--writes in part: "You will proceed in the Phillippi to New Orleans on business for the squadron, reporting on new arrival then to Commodore J. S. Palmer and Fleet Paymaster E[dward]. T. Dunn."



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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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