David Farragut

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Born

July 5, 1801 - July 6, 1801

Appointed midshipman in the U.S. Navy

July 5, 1810 - July 6, 1810

Sailed his first cruise

1811

Put in command of the Alexander Barclay as prize-master

1813

First battle

1814

Went to study at Tunis with United States Consul Charles Folsom

1818

Married to Miss. Marchant at Norfolk, Virginia

1823

Mrs. Farragut died

1840

Commissioned commander

1841

Married Miss. Loyall at Norfolk

1843

Employed to compile a book of ordinance of regulations

1850 - 1851

Goes to California to establish a Navy Yard

1854

Commissioned captain

1855

Commissioned rear-admiral

1862

Given command of the Western Gulf Squadron

1862

Attacked and passed the defenses of Mobile Bay, and conquered the Confederates

1864

Commissioned vice-admiral

1864

Commissioned admiral

1866

David Farragut died

1870