Thursday, March 17, 2011

Marker planned at Farragut birthplace

The town of Farragut, Tenn., plans to match funds to install a Civil War Trail marker off Northshore Drive near Adm. James David Glasgow Farragut’s birthplace. Farragut was 63 years old at the Battle of Mobile Bay, where he spoke the famous words, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." The Union military leader is buried in New York. • Article

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