Mahan, Alfred Thayer. ADMIRAL FARRAGUT.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892
David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) was an admiral in the U.S. Navy and began his naval career at the age of 10. Although born in Tennessee, he remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War and was named commander of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron in 1861. He led his fleet to the capture of New Orleans in 1862 and Mobile Bay in 1864 and was the first man in the U. S. Navy to be made an admiral. This book contains chapters on Farragut’s family, early life, naval career, Civil War experiences, his character, later years in life, and his death, as well as several illustrations.
Part of the “Great Commanders” series edited by James Grant Wilson. Mahan was a captain in the U.S. Navy and president of the U.S. Naval War College. This book can be read online at <a href="http://www.encompass.net/