What did Farragut really say at Mobile Bay? In the wake of the battle, accounts varied, and speculation continues to this day.
Pr obably the most famous quote in U.S. naval history is that attributed to Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay. There has certainly never been a greater U.S. naval hero. This is evident given the tributes bestowed on him during his lifetime and after his death. Over the years, many different Farragut-themed products appeared, including trading cards, clothing items, stamps, and even U.S. currency. The chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy reverently has a stained-glass window depicting him during the iconic Civil War battle.