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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun

 
 
USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun Marker
Inscription.

This Dahlgren IX inch cannon was aboard the USS Hartford, Admiral David Farragut's flagship during the most vital naval battles of the Civil War. New Orleans, the South's largest and richest city, was captured by his fleet in 1862. For this achievement Farragut was promoted to admiral, the first US naval officer of this rank. In August, 1864, his fleet ran the gauntlet of forts and mines to enter Mobile Bay, capture the opposing Confederate ships, and close the South's remaining major port. In the most fierce US naval battle up to that time, Farragut, tied to the Hartford's mast to be able to see above the smoke of battle, ordered his fleet forward past "torpedoes" (mines), with his famous US Navy battle cry, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" The victory helped ensure Lincoln's nomination for his second term. This 4.5 ton cannon had a standard gun crew of 16 and could hurl a 90 lb. shell two miles.

This sign funded by a grant from Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and private donations.
 
Erected by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 45° 22.454′ N, 84° 57.286′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County

USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun and Marker
. Marker is on Mitchell Street (County Road 58) east of Howard Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun (here, next to this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyer Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Michael Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II and Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael B. Lindemuth (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Regarding USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun. The contributor's 3X great-grandfather served as a fireman aboard the USS Hartford from 1861-1864, honorably separating from US naval service several months before the Battle of Mobile Bay.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Hartford (IX-13) Photos. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
3. USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun

2. The USS Hartford - Pride of the Union Navy. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
4. USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on September 18, 2016.
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