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|Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2013 12:46 am||
Most sources that I have seen say that Midshipman Farragut changed his name in 1812, while on the ESSEX.
After the ESSEX was captured, young Farragut returned to the northeast as a paroled prisoner of war. He was exchanged in November of 1814, and assigned to another ship, but the war ended before the ship sailed. By then, he was definately known as: "David."
Farragut, Admiral David Glasglow, Gravesite---American Latino Heritage: A Disc
The source above is well done, but the statement that Admiral Farragut was the only officer to receive the Thanks of Congress twice is incorrect. Actually, General Sherman was the only officer to receive the Thanks of Congress twice during the war.
Admiral Farragut received the Thanks of Congress for the Battle of New Orleans in 1862 and the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, but the second award was not approved until 1866.
Thanks of Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited on Wed Aug 7th, 2013 02:08 am by Texas Defender