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David Farragut
Date: 1801 - 1870
Remarks: Admiral in the Union Navy during the Civil War, he also saw action during the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and he was one of the most distinguished figures in the U.S. Navy. During his seige of Mobile, Alabama on August 5, 1864 he gave his famous command, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" His victory at Mobile bay was his greatest of the war, he was appointed Commander of the European Fleet in 1867