Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New York City Thanks Farragut

DECEMBER 31ST, 1864:  Vice Admiral Farragut received a gift of $50,000 in government bonds from the merchants of New York as a symbol of esteem in which he was held by them.

A letter from the merchants added: "The citizens of New York can offer no tribute equal to your claims on their gratitude and affection.  Their earnest desire is, to receive you as one of their number, and to be permitted, as fellow citizens, to share the renown you will bring to the Metropolitan City."

In other words, they wanted him to make his home there.

--Old B-Runner

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