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 (făr′ə-gət), David Glasgow 1801-1870.
American admiral who commanded Union ships on daring Civil War missions, including the capture of New Orleans (1862) and the taking of Mobile Bay (1864), during which he uttered his famous rallying cry, "Damn the torpedoes—full speed ahead!"
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(ˈfær ə gət)

David Glasgow, 1801–70, U.S. admiral for the Union in the U.S. Civil War.
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The arsenals were opened to Commander Farragut, who hastened the arming of his frigate; but, as it always happens, the moment it was decided to pursue the monster, the monster did not appear.
Now, I put it to you, boys, is it natural for lads from fifteen to eighteen to command ships, defeat pirates, outwit smugglers, and so cover themselves with glory, that Admiral Farragut invites them to dinner, saying, 'Noble boy, you are an honour to your country!' Or, if the hero is in the army, he has hair-breadth escapes and adventures enough in one small volume to turn his hair white, and in the end he goes to Washington at the express desire of the President or Commander-in-chief to be promoted to no end of stars and bars.
Stood my first watch - harbor-watch - feelin' finer'n Farragut. Dan's full o' the same kind o' notions.
Great crowds assembled, more especially in the dinner hour, in Madison Square about the Farragut monument, to listen to and cheer patriotic speeches, and a veritable epidemic of little flags and buttons swept through these great torrents of swiftly moving young people, who poured into New York of a morning by car and mono-rail and subway and train, to toil, and ebb home again between the hours of five and seven.
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Due to the IHSA ruling Friday's Class 3A sectional championship game between North Lawndale and Farragut a double forfeit, Stevenson's Class 4A supersectional contest against Evanston will tip off at 7 p.m.
Petersburg, FL, February 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Admiral Farragut Academy would like to announce that the entire community is invited to the entertainment event of the year.
The branch, serving DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, and the Farragut Houses, will be the 60th branch in the Brooklyn Public Library system.
A 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath split-level on .18 acres at 15 Farragut Road fetched $799,999.
Police determined that the body they discovered in the Bay near 2600 Farragut Road was that of Sullivan and that she had been the victim of a murder.
Its success, he argues, lies in the determination of the officers and sailors assigned to the dreary duty, but also in large part to its commander, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the man best known for his victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay.