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The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of David Glasgow, a flag officer in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War and famous for saying, ""Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."" The medal's reverse features an image of Glasgow standing on a ship mast net calling down to the crew below him. Two other ships are pictured in the scene's background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT / 1801 / 1870 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / © 1967 L de GERENDAY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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