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EDITED BY JAMES GRANT WILSON
The Great Commanders Series.
Edited by General James Grant Wilson.
||By Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. N.
||By General O. O. Howard, U. S. A.
||By James Parton.
||By Captain Francis V. Greene, U. S. A.
|General J. E. Johnston.
||By Robert M. Hughes, of Virginia.
||By Henry Coppee, LL. D.
||By General Marcus J. Wright.
||By General Bradley T. Johnson.
||By General Fitzhugh Lee.
||By General Francis J. Walker.
||By General Henry E. Davies.
||By General James Grant Wilson.
||By General Manning F. Force.
||By James R. Soley, late Assist. Sec. of Navy.
||By General Peter S. Michie.
|Commodore Paul Jones.
||By Admiral Richard W. Meade.
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Captain A. T. MAHAN, U. S. Navy
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
AUTHOR OF THE GULF AND INLAND WATERS, AND OF
THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY, 1660-1783
WITH PORTRAIT AND MAPS
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In preparing this brief sketch of the most celebrated of our naval heroes, the author has been aided by the very full and valuable biography published in 1878 by his son, Mr. Loyall Farragut, who has also kindly supplied for this work many additional details of interest from the Admiral's journals and correspondence, and from other memoranda. For the public events connected with Farragut's career, either directly or indirectly, recourse has been had to the official papers, as well as to the general biographical and historical literature bearing upon the war, which each succeeding year brings forth in books or magazines. The author has also to express his thanks to Rear-Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins, formerly chief-of-staff to Admiral Farragut; to Captain John Crittenden Watson, formerly his flag-lieutenant; and to his friend General James Grant Wilson, for interesting anecdotes and reminiscences.
A. T. M.
||Family and Early Life, 1801-1811
||Cruise of the Essex, 1811-1814
||Midshipman to Lieutenant, 1814-1825
||Commander and Captain, 1841-1860
||The Question of Allegiance, 1860-1861
||The New Orleans Expedition, 1862
||The First Advance on Vicksburg, 1862