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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. His first
. In reply to a summons to surrender Fort Morgan, the following note, from General Page, is published: Headquarters, Fort Morgan, August 9, 1864. Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut, United States Navy; Major-General Gordon Granger, United States Army: Sirs: I am prepared to sacrifice life, and will only surrender when I have eral Granger, commanding the forces which had landed on Dauphin island. A Northern paper says: On Sunday evening General Granger had an interview with Admiral Farragut, on the flagship Hartford, in relation to Colonel Anderson's proposition to surrender Fort Gaines. The result of the interview was the following reply to thayton and Colonel Myer, of the United States Army, who fully understand the views of General Granger and myself. Very respectfully, your obedient servants, D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral. Gordon Granger, Major-General United States Army. Colonel C. B. Anderson, Commanding Fort Gaines. Colonel Anderson's reply. The ab
errific fire, and is but the wreck of the stronghold over which proudly waved the rebel flag on Sunday last. The following is an extract of a letter from Admiral Farragut: Flagship Hartford, Mobile Bay August 23, 1864. sDear Commodore: Fort Morgan makes an unconditional surrender at 2 P. M., to-day to the forces o. We had no ambition to excel each other but in the destruction of the enemy's works, which was effectually done by both army and navy. Very truly, yours, D. G. Farragut. To Commodore Palmer, commanding at New Orleans Six hundred prisoners captured, and now coming up the river on the Tennessee and Bienville. Genering to surrender on the 7th, after being shelled by the Chickasaw on the afternoon of the day before. Headquarters, Fort Gaines, August 7, 1864. To Admiral Farragut, Commending National Forces off Dauphin Island: Feeling my inability to maintain my present position longer than you may see to open upon me with your
mage to the works. At 2 o'clock it was surrendered. General Page, it is said, refused to surrender to General Granger, remarking that he would surrender to Farragut. Granger told him then to return to his quarters and he would again open on him. The surrender was finally made to Granger. The white troops then marched in anenemy, it is said, was killed. The report that the enemy had a line of sharp-shooters and three howitzers on the glacis is not true. The following is Admiral Farragut's report of the capitulation of Fort Morgan: Flagship Hartford, West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Mobile Bay, August 25, 1864. Sir: I had the honortook place at 2 P. M., and that same afternoon all the garrison were sent to New Orleans in the United States steamers Tennessee and Bienville, where they arrived safely. Very respectfully,Your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral Commanding W. G. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
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