Lot 389: Wooden gavel with a 9.5? handle and 3.5? head, bearing an attached cloth tag that reads, "From the USS Hartford, Farragut's flagship Mobile Bay." In very good condition, with soiling and staining to the tag. 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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