Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Friday Night Concert: “Farragut’s Ball” with Dan Milner

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on August 1, 2014


In expectation of Tuesday’s sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay. Have a good weekend, everyone.




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  1. Meg Thompson said, on August 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Huzzah! Another egg for Mr. Lincoln’s November basket! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Craig L said, on August 6, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Yet somehow it took five more months to Mobilize enough troops to take out Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley.

    • Andy Hall said, on August 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      And Mobile didn’t finally fall until mid-April 1865. My own bias is that Mobile’s significance dropped a magnitude once access to the Gulf was cut off by the WGBS.

  3. Craig L said, on August 7, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Is there an implied criticism of General Banks in this song in that Banks was substantially better at throwing balls than fighting battles?

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