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David Farragut

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Birthday
5, 1801
Birthplace
Farragut, TN
Death Date
Aug 14, 1870 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1801
Birthplace
Farragut, TN
Death Date
Aug 14, 1870 (69)

About

U.S. Navy admiral who served during the Civil War and defeated the Confederate fleet in the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Before Fame

He became a U.S. Navy midshipman when he was just nine years old, and he fought in the War of 1812 when he was not yet even an adolescent.

Trivia

He was born in Tennessee and lived in Norfolk, Virginia and in New Orleans; however, despite his southern roots, he viewed secession as treason and moved to New York to seek a position in the Union Navy.

Family Life

He married Susan Caroline Marchant in 1824. Following Marchant's death, Farragut wed Virginia Loyall, with whom he had a son.

Associated With

His Union victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay greatly aided Abraham Lincoln's 1864 presidential re-election campaign.

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