Admiral David G. Farragut’s life and military tenure were unprecedented. He started serving in the US Navy when he was nine years old. He served during three wars, including the Civil War.
An expert from James A. Garfield National Historic Site discusses the life of our country’s first full admiral.
Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at our Main Branch. The topic will the explain the role of cycloramas during the Civil War.
By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, some other previous talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety:
- Bennett Place: The Final Surrender of the Confederacy
- Ulysses Grant the Election of 1868
- The History of the Medal of Honor
- Burying the Dead after a Civil War Battle
- James A. Garfield & the First Decoration Day
- Prelude to Fort Sumter: The Mexican-American War
- Ambrose Burnside: An Innovator in Firearms & Facial Hair
- Warriors to the White House – Civil War Generals that Became President
- General Winfield Scott Hancock
- the Civil War and the Grand Army of the Republic
- from Civil War to Civil Rights
- political cartooning during and after the Civil War
- the Civil War and USS Michigan