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David Farragut becomes the United States Navy's first full Admiral.

David Glasgow Farragut, detail
07/25/1866

The United States Navy's most prominent Civil War leader, David Glasgow Farragut, was promoted to the rank of Admiral, newly created in the United States Congress and effective this day. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Spencer Tucker, Almanac of American Military History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013), II: 1046.

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