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20009 Admiral Farragut  War-date LS instructing
William H. Crawford of the USS Richmond to
report to Chief Engineer Thomas Williamson for
examination as to his qualification for promotion to
the grade of 2nd Assistant Engineer. Admiral
Farragut was known for saying “Damn the
torpedoes; full steam ahead!”  Written from the U. S.
Flag ship “Hartford.”  Mobile Bay, Ala.m, October
4, 1864.  $325