John V. Quarstein
Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of USS Monitor Center
Join us on Friday, November 20 at 12 p.m. for a virtual lecture with author and historian John V. Quarstein! Quarstein will give a presentation live from his home in Hampton, Virginia, about Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who became a hero of the Civil War. Viewers are welcome to send Quarstein any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer following his talk.
About this presentation:
One of America’s greatest naval heroes, David Glasgow Farragut, was the nation’s first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral. Farragut’s dynamic leadership is evidenced in such naval victories as the Battle of New Orleans. Admiral Farragut is probably best remembered for his decisive order during the Battle of Mobile Bay when he commanded, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” This action enabled the Union fleet to win this critical engagement. Farragut was a true hero of the Civil War and the highest ranking Hispanic to serve in the war.
Viewers are welcome to send Quarstein any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer following his talk.
Image credit: Admiral Farragut and Captain Drayton on deck of U.S. frigate Hartford. Ca. 1861-65. Courtesy of Library of Congress.