Admiral DAVID FARRAGUT Lieut. Commander at 37 Ca 1838 Print

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(July 5, 1801
– August 14, 1870)

as a Lieutenant Commander at age 37

Rare Ca 1838 image


Engraving on paper                                                                         
 Ca 1838
Unframed 13″ W x 19″ H                                                                 
PRICE $60.00 includes shipping to 48 contiguous States

is a print of the only known engraving of Admiral David Farragut, the hero of the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War,
and the Navy’s first four star admiral. The origin of the original, which we own, is shown in the framed image below.
It was made around the time he took command of the Sloop Erie. There is
no other known engraving of Farragut in a rank below that of rear admiral. The signature is believed to be that of the
future full admiral making this a truly historic print that was made using the latest photoengraving process. The
quality of these images have been degraded for the internet to avoid copying. (“Aetat” is Latin for “at the age

   The original engraving at age 37, around the time he took
command of the Sloop Erie, is in our collection
  • 1812, assigned to the Essex.
  • 1815 – 1817, served in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the Independence and the Macedonian.
  • 1818, studied ashore for nine months at Tunis.
  • 1819, served as a lieutenant on the Shark.
  • 1823, placed in command of the Ferret.
  • 1825, served as a lieutenant on the Brandywine.
  • 1826 – 1838, served in subordinate capacities on various vessels.
  • 1838, placed in command of the sloop Erie.
  • 1841, attained the rank of commander.
    *Mexican-American War, commanded the sloop of war, Saratoga.
  • 1848 – 1850, duty at Norfolk, Navy Yard in Virginia.
  • 1850 – 1854, duty at Washington, D.C.
  • 1855, attained the rank of Captain.
  • 1854 – 1858, duty establishing Mare Island Navy Yard at San Francisco Bay.
  • 1858 – 1859, commander of the sloop of war Brooklyn.
    American Civil War,Commander of the
    1860 – 1861, stationed at Norfolk Navy Yard.
  • January 1862, commanded USS Hartford and the West Gulf blockading squadron of 17 vessels.
  • April 1862, took command of occupied New Orleans.
  • July 16, 1862, promoted to rear admiral.
  • June 23, 1862, wounded near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • May 1863, commanded USS Monongahela.
  • May 1863, commanded the USS Pensacola.
  • July 1863, commanded USS Tennessee.
    September 5, 1864, offered command of the North Atlantic Blocking
    Squadron, but he declined.
  • December 21, 1864, promoted to vice admiral.
  • April 1865, pallbearer for the funeral of Abraham Lincoln.
  • July 25, 1866, promoted to admiral.
  • June 1867, commanded USS Franklin.
  • 1867 – 1868, commanded European Squadron. 
A beautiful print that captures
the one of America’s famous Naval heroes at a young age
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