David Farragut began his naval career as a midshipman at the age of nine and remained in the U.S. Navy until his death at age 69, while still on active duty. He saw service in the Mexican-American War and was stationed with the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Farragut is best remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, which has been paraphrased as “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” Mines were known as torpedoes, and they had been laid out by Confederate positions at the entrance to Mobile Bay. Farragut took over the Port of New Orleans, which was a pivotal moment in the war. For his actions Lincoln promoted him to the rank of rear admiral.
This David Farragut mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.