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[far-uh-guh t] /ˈfær ə gət/
David Glasgow, 1801–70, U.S. admiral: won the battles of New Orleans and Mobile Bay for the Union in the U.S. Civil War. Unabridged
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  • Like Grant on the one side, and Lee on the other, Farragut was at first treated as a negligible factor in the war.

  • The friendship between Farragut and Mr. Folsom did not end with this separation.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • When Farragut took command of the Brooklyn, ten years had elapsed since he was last afloat—years pregnant with naval change.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • On the 18th of February, 1843, she arrived in Norfolk, and Farragut was relieved.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • Then,” said Farragut gravely, “why did you permit him to have those papers?

    A Daughter of the Union Lucy Foster Madison
  • Bitterly afterward did Farragut regret his yielding on this occasion.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • Farragut himself, following with the remainder of his fleet, arrived at Vicksburg on May 20.

  • Farragut then signaled for the gunboats of his fleet to chase those of the enemy.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan

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