Stone marking the Farragut home
Foundation of the Farragut home (above); Sketch of the home (below)
Photos from our visit to the Knoxville, Tennessee, area.
The early Navy years:
Farragut entered the Navy in 1810 at the age of nine, yes, nine years old. When he was 12 years old [War of 1812], he [Midshipman Farragut] was given command of a prize ship that they had captured and safely brought it back to port. [Source: Palms-Americana blog]
See a picture of his sword from the 1812 era here.
My Detour Through History post has more.