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e Chronicle gives the following facts about the naval commanders at Mobile:
In the old navy, Franklin Buchanan, D. G. Farragut and Richard L. Page were considered officers of the highest merit.
Page is a native of Clarke, but married in Norfolat ever walked the quarter-deck — he stood at the head of his profession.
His name was a synonym for distinction.
Farragut has not the scientific attainments of Buchanan.
His impetuosity, amounting to audacity, is in marked contrast with the lity of Page.
His sailor-like idea of achieving success is L' audace, I' audace, toujours I'audace. They were friends.
Farragut and Page were near neighbors.
All were Southern men. Farragut gave uponis State to fight for the Union, after an effortFarragut gave uponis State to fight for the Union, after an effort to remain central.
Upon the impulse of passion at the sequestration of his property in Norfolk-- an ill-timed proceeding — he applied for a squadron after procuring a "retirement from active service" and arranging to move to California.