THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
Presents a New Program via ZOOM
“DAMN THE TORPEDOES! FULL SPEED AHEAD !”
Admiral David Farragut and the Battle of Mobile Bay
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 at 1:00 pm
Presented by: Paul Prentiss, Historian and Navy Veteran
On August 5, 1864, at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, Admiral David Farragut led his flotilla through the Confederate defenses at Mobile, Alabama, to seal one of the last major Southern ports. The fall of Mobile Bay was a major blow to the Confederacy, and the victory was the first in a series of Yankee successes that helped secure the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln later that year.
Paul Prentiss is a retired Navy Captain and Chief Scientist for a national science and technology company. He is a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
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