Today In Civil War History- Seizure of Mobile Bay

Thursday August 4th, 1864
Seizure of Mobile Bay

Mobile Bay Alabama

Mobile Bay, Alabama

US Admiral David Farragut assignment was the seizure of Mobile Bay, Alabama.Farragut was looking forward to this task and he wanted to get started as soon as possible. He sent orders to senior officers at Pensacola requesting the Monitor-class ironclad Tecumseh, and said “I can lose no more days. I must go in day after tomorrow morning at daylight…it is a bad time, but when you do not take fortune at her offer you must take her as you can find her.”

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