Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

USS Hartford Goes In for Repairs

DECEMBER 20TH, 1864:  The USS Hartford, Rear Admiral Farragut's flagship, was turned over to Rear Admiral Paulding at the New York Navy Yard for much-needed repairs.

Farragut wrote Secretary Welles: "...my flag [was] hauled down at sunset...."

Thus did the two, man and ship, who had served together so heroically for so many months together, close their active Civil War careers.

Farragut died in 1870, but his old ship survived until 1956.

--Old B-Runner


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