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.

Subject: Civil WarNavy


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval, Civil War, Military

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.17392Catalog Number: 17392Accession Number: 61288

Object Name: cap

Physical Description: wool (cap material)leather (brim material)


Record Id: nmah_1446143

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