Friday, October 19, 2012

Admiral Farragut's Early Years

Born in Tennessee on July 5, 1804......

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.

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