Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flag Officer Farragut

Flag Officer Farragut, who is in command of the Mississippi Squadron is a Tennesseean by birth and it doubtless anxious to visit Memphis. He married in Norfolk but cut loose all his social connections there when Virginia passed the ordinance of Secession saying to his friends that he had argued with them so long as argument could avail, and now, having to choose between them and his country, should bid them farewell.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 10, 1862, p. 1

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