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Autographed CDV of Admiral Farragut, Plus
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 2: Anonymous CDV of Admiral David Farragut (1801-1870), signed beneath portrait and autographed on verso as Rear Admiral/US Navy, conveyed personally by Lincoln. Flag officer during Civil War and navy icon, first officer to hold the rank of full admiral. In a service known from the beginning for its defiant war cries, Farragut's "Damn the torpedoes..." echoed during the battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864 will forever be the core of United States Navy tradition. Plus Brady/Anthony carte of Admiral Farragut, with pencil identification on verso.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Signed CDV soiled, with some corner and edgewear to mount. Signatures remain strong and legible. Brady CDV, bottom edge trimmed. 
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