Map illustrating the battle in mobile bay between union and confederate naval forces forts, islands, and the positions of navel vessels are shown the upper left. In 1864, union admiral david farragut damned the torpedoes at mobile bay. Btw, because civilwartalk isn't fond of farragut's blanking the torpedoes, that link won't work quite right but it'll get you to a. Information about the battle of mobile bay, a civil war battle of the american civil war battle of mobile bay facts location: mobile bay, alabama dates: august 5. Thunderous blasts from four cannons pointing out to mobile bay on friday kicked off the three-day commemoration of the battle of mobile bay's 150th anniversary. The best book on the battle that i have come across is jack friend's west wind, flood tide: the battle of mobile bay. The role of battle of mobile bay in the history of the united states of america.
See magee farm, fort morgan and fort gaines, alabama and more on the civil war trail, a collection of civil war tours that details alabama’s role in the civil war. Mobile, alabama – with just a day to go until gop voters in alabama go to the polls to select a nominee for december’s special election, the yellowhammer state. The battle of mobile bay was fought aug 5, 1864 during the civil war and saw adm david farragut's fleet force its way into mobile bay and defeat a smaller. Find great deals on ebay for battle of mobile bay and confederate ironclads shop with confidence. The battle of mobile bay of august 5, 1864, was an engagement of the american civil war in which a federal fleet commanded by rear adm david g farragut, assisted by.
The official reports of admiral david g farragut on 5 and 12 august 1864, with the general orders published prior to and after the battle off mobile bay, july 12. “damn the torpedoes full speed ahead” this familiar phrase, or a variation of it, was shouted over the roar of gunfire by rear admiral david farragut during the.
Our battle of mobile bay page includes battle maps, history articles, photos, expert video, preservation news, and other resources for this great 1864 civil war. Re-enactors at historic fort morgan in gulf shores, alabama on august 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the.
Battle of mobile bay: a summary of the battle of mobile bay from august 5 to 23, 1864. Damn the torpedoes is the familiar battle cry, but there's much more to the story the mobile bay civil war trail stretches from the gulf of me. Get information, facts, and pictures about battle of mobile bay 1864 at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about battle of mobile bay.
Battle of mobile bay [franklin buchanan, john c kinney, ernest henry wakefield] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this thoroughly illustrated. Mobile bay other names: passing of forts morgan and gaines location: mobile county and baldwin county campaign: operations in mobile bay (1864. The battle of mobile bay was an important naval battle in 1864 the union victory allowed it to seal off the port of mobile bay, where confederates had been receiving. In this lesson, we will explore the events and outcome of the 1864 naval battle at mobile bay, alabama, that pitted admiral david farragut's union. The battle of mobile bay was one of the most famous civil war battles in alabama history see this battle site and others on the mobile bay civil war trail. Ï»¿ï»¿author and historian john quarstein talks about the battle of mobile bay in august 1864, and the roles played by union rear admiral david.