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  • Battle of Mobile Bay

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    Battle of Mobile Bay - Inventory Number: PRI 157

    One of a kind albumen photographic print of the famous painting of Admiral David Farragut while lashed to the rigging of the U.S.S. Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5th, 1864.  Painting by Henry Alexander Ogden.

    On 5 August 1864, Farragut took the Hartford and 17 other vessels into Mobile Bay. Navigating under the guns of surrounding forts and drawn into a narrow channel laced with torpedo mines, Farragut had himself lashed to his mast to prevent falling in case of wounds. During that desperate struggle he uttered his famous "damn the torpedoes" command.  Image size is approximately 10 ¾ x 16 ¾ Framed 19 ¼” x 25 ½”.   

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    Inventory Number: PRI 157