Letter written from American naval officer and historian A.T. Mahan to Gen. James Wilson regarding the publication of Mahan’s biography of Farragut. Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), an American naval officer who served during the U.S. Civil War, is quoted as having said at the Battle of Mobile Bay, “…Damn the torpedoes … full speed ahead!”
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A.T. Mahan letter to Gen. James Wilson, 1893, MS 182, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/155 Accessed September 30, 2023.