Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners’ Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
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.