Service dress cap, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut

This service dress cap was worn by Rear Admiral David G. Farragut while directing the fire of the flagship Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay. In 1864, the Port of Mobile was one of the last two through which smugglers and blockade-runners could access the Confederacy and deliver much needed supplies. On August 5, 1864 Farragut launched an assault on the port, captured it, and closed it to the blockade-runners.
Object Name
Physical Description
wool (cap material)
leather (brim material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Civil War
Price of Freedom
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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