Lot 388: Large copper pin relic from the USS Hartford, measuring 10.25? long and .75? in diameter, engraved, "1858, USS Hartford, Farragut 1-28-62 to 12-13-64, New Orleans, Vicksburg, Mobile Bay." Mounted with wire upon an 8 x 2 x 1 wooden base. In very good condition, with fine patina. From the Paul DeHaan collection. Farragut's flagship, the USS Hartford served in several prominent campaigns during the Civil War. The most notable was the Battle of Mobile Bay, during which Rear Admiral Farragut famously ordered, 'Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!'
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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