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  • A Battle of Mobile Bay History Brief

    A Battle of Mobile Bay History Brief

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:20:01 GMT
    With the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, we took the opportunity to find out a little bit more about the famed Civil War Battle.Here are few fun facts. Union Commander David Farragut was charged with taking the Port of Mobile, because it was the last of port the Confederacy had control of. New Orleans had already been captured, Vicksburg fell the year before in 1863. That meant the Mississippi River was done as a Confederate asset.Taking Mobile was one of three ac...
    With the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, we took the opportunity to find out a little bit more about the famed Civil War Battle.Here are few fun facts. Union Commander David Farragut was charged with taking the Port of Mobile, because it was the last of port the Confederacy had control of. New Orleans had already been captured, Vicksburg fell the year before in 1863. That meant the Mississippi River was done as a Confederate asset.Taking Mobile was one of three ac...
  • Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

    Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:43:27 GMT
    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
  • Last To Come Home From Afghanistan

    Last To Come Home From Afghanistan

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:20:21 GMT
    An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
    An Army Reserve Unit based in Mobile could be one of the last to come home as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
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