Service dress cap, Admiral Farragut

Farragut made his advance on New Orleans in April 1862 with his foster brother, Commander David Dixon Porter whose father assumed responsibility for young Farragut and took him to sea as a midshipman. The subsequent capture and control of New Orleans, the South’s largest city and major point of Confederate commerce, was a key triumph for Northern forces. Farragut was rewarded for this victory with the rank of Rear Admiral. This cap was worn by Admiral Farragut during the Civil War.
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Object Name
associated date
associated person
Farragut, David Glasgow
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 9 in; 8.89 cm x 16.51 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 2 in x 7 in x 9 in; 5.08 cm x 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Civil War
Civil War
Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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