Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1870) to James E. Montgomery
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07665 Author/Creator: Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1870) Place Written: Mobile Bay, Alabama Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 November 1864 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 24.9 x 19.7 cm.
Written by Admiral Farragut to Major Montgomery as Acting Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. Says Montgomery's note of that morning arrived as he was going ashore to get "a small Brass" cannon at Fort Morgan that Captain Williamson promised him, but he was unable to get it as the captain was not there. Is glad Montgomery has helped made working with the army easier. Says "I urged the taking of Mobile Bay 30 months ago and was put off from time to time by the pressure of the enemy, and difference of opinion at Washington and so I continued the blockade in sunshine and storm until Genls. Canby and Granger came to the conclusion that they could spare the necessary force to cooperate with us, & as I always said we would do, we soon realized our expectation." Goes on to speak highly of the accomplishments that can be achieved when the army and navy work together.
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