Admiral David G. Farragut, circa 1863. Mathew Brady Collection. Farragut was the first man in US naval history to be a rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral. He is also noted for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

Admiral David G. Farragut, circa 1863. Mathew Brady Collection. Farragut was the first man in US naval history to be a rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral. He is also noted for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

CSS Stonewall - built in France, commissioned 1865, laid up in Washington Navy Yard, D.C. after the end of Civil War then later sold to Japan.

CSS Stonewall - built in France, commissioned 1865, laid up in Washington Navy Yard, D.C. after the end of Civil War then later sold to Japan.

James River, Virginia Effect of Confederate shot on Federal Ironclad GALENA. It shows cannon sticking from the side of a Civil War Ship.  It was taken in 1862 by Gibson, James F., b. 1828.

James River, Virginia Effect of Confederate shot on Federal Ironclad GALENA. It shows cannon sticking from the side of a Civil War Ship. It was taken in 1862 by Gibson, James F., b. 1828.

Civil War Ship - stunning image of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. Federal transports with cargoes of artillery on the James. It was taken in 1865.

Civil War Ship - stunning image of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. Federal transports with cargoes of artillery on the James. It was taken in 1865.

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