Event Summary

Union victory in Battle of Mobile Bay

Date

August 5, 1864

Description

Union victory in Battle of Mobile Bay; Union navy under command of Admiral Farragut, reported to have said upon entering Mobile Bay, "Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead"

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

672