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Service dress cap, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut

Service dress cap, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut

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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
cap
Physical Description
wool (cap material)
leather (brim material)
ID Number
AF.17392
catalog number
17392
accession number
61288
subject
Civil War
Navy
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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
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