Battle of Mobile Bay on the cover of Hallowed Ground magazine

The Battle of Mobile Bay is the cover article of the winter edition of Hallowed Ground magazine. Hallowed Ground is the official publication of the Civil War Preservation Trust. The magazine features an 11-page article detailing the naval battle that took place off the coast of Mobile Bay in August of 1864. The Civil War was entering into its fourth year and Mobile was the last major Confederate port not under Union control. The battle is best remembered for Union Admiral David Farragut famous “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” quote.
 
From the article “Damn the Torpedoes! The Battle of Mobile Bay” by Craig L. Symonds in the winter edition of Hallowed Ground:
“Along with the clash of ironclads in Hampton Roads and the duel between the Alabama and the Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France, the Battle of Mobile Bay is one of the iconic confrontations of the Civil War at sea. Indeed, Farragut’s charge into Mobile Bay in August of 1864 may have been the most dramatic moment of the naval war, comparable to Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg or the Union assault up Missionary Ridge.”
For the complete article see http://www.civilwar.org/hallowedground/mobilebay/index.htm

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