Civil War Events by Person - David Farragut


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of David Farragut.

There are a total of (10) Civil War Events by Person - David Farragut events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
January 9, 1862

David G. Farragut, a Union Flag Officer, is given command of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying military land action  Icon signifying political news  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date
February 20, 1862

Union Captain David Farragut arrives outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with his naval forces in tow. He takes up position at Ship Island near Biloxi, Mississippi. This is part of the campaign to retake the strategically important port city.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date
April 24, 1862

The Confederate fleet near New Orleans, Louisiana is destroyed by a Union force under the command of Flag Officer David Farragut.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying a battle  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
May 12, 1862

Natchez, Mississippi is claimed by Union forces.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying military land action  Icon signifying a battle  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
June 28, 1862

Union Navy boats pass under the guns of Vicksburg to reach friendly forces up the Mississippi River.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying a battle  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
July 16, 1862

For the first time in US Naval history, the rrank of Rear Admiral is attained - the honor given to David Farragut.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date
March 14, 1863

Despite heavy damage, a Union fleet under the direction of Admiral Farragut gets by the confederate guns of Port Hudson in Louisiana.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying a battle  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
August 2, 1864

The Battle of Mobile Bay begins pitting a Union force of 12 wooden ships, 4 ironclads and 2 gunboats against a Confederate force of 3 gunboats and one ironclad. Additionally, 5,500 Union troops make up a land contingent while the Confederates field 1,500 men. The battle would last until August 23rd. David Farragut and Gordon Granger are the Union leaders. The Confederates are led by Franklin Buchanan and Richard Page.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying military land action  Icon signifying a battle  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
August 23, 1864

The Battle of Mobile Bay comes to a close on this date. It is a Union victory with 151 killed and 177 wounded for the Union and 13 killed and 22 wounded for the Confederate. One Union ironclad is sunk. 1,587 Confederate troops are captured in the fighting and one gunboat destroyed.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying military land action  Icon signifying a battle  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date   Flag signifying Confederate involvement on this date
December 13, 1864

New York City celebrates the arrival of Admiral David Farragut after his major successes in New Orleans, Vicksburg, and Mobile Bay.



Icon signifying military action  Icon signifying military naval action  Icon signifying notable person or persons  
Flag signifying Union involvement on this date