The role of battle of mobile bay in the history of the united states of america. The battle of mobile bay was fought aug 5, 1864 during the civil war and saw adm david farragut's fleet force its way into mobile bay and. Ran across this article on the battle of mobile bay i'm hoping to ride over for the 150th anniversary events on saturday i'll provide some pics. The city of mobile, alabama, was a major center of trade on the gulf coast during the civil war although the union blockading fleet patrolled.
This familiar phrase, or a variation of it, was shouted over the roar of gunfire by rear admiral david farragut during the battle of mobile bay. August 3, 2019 commemoration of the battle of mobile bay commemorating the events that happened at mobile bay august 5-23, 1864, the fort will come to life. The whole thing will be in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of mobile bay and the siege of fort morgan, the most iconic.
While serving as a member of uss hartford's berth deck ammunition party, john lawson was seriously wounded after a shell hit him in the leg. A historical marker located in mobile in mobile county, alabama. Sent the morning of battle of mobile bay, these orders were relayed via signal flag from farragut's flagship, the uss hartford, to the captains of the uss. Fort gaines is one of the key sites in the famous battle of mobile bay where admiral farragut shouted his now-famous order, “damn the torpedoes full speed. An hour after the entry into mobile bay, the federal ironclad tecumseh was sunk by a torpedo shortly after this, farragut is said to have stood.
Fort morgan and the battle of mobile bay nder the early light of dawn, union adm david farragut began his attack on mobile bay, alabama aware of the. One stamp depicts admiral david g farragut's fleet at the battle of mobile bay ( al) on aug 5, 1864 the other stamp depicts the 22nd us. On august 5, 1864, at the battle of mobile bay during the american civil war ( 1861-65), union admiral david farragut (1801-70) led his flotilla through the.
West wind, flood tide has 10 ratings and 4 reviews jerome said: an engaging history of the mobile bay campaign, mostly from the naval perspectivethe. Historic background: on august 5, 1864, admiral farragut led a flotilla of 14 wooden ships, four ironclads, and numerous gunboats into mobile bay to seal off . Fort gaines on dauphin isle will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the battle of mobile bay on may 20-21 with its thunder on the bay.
Battle of mobile bay historian page the battle of mobile bay took place on august 4, 1864 in mobile, alabama and ended on august 23, 1864 the key figures. Mobile bay by the summer of 1864, the south had only one port still available for the blockade runners– mobile, alabama mobile was protected by three forts,. To mark the 154th anniversary of the battle of mobile bay, a reenactment of that epic naval encounter is set for downtown mobile.