Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite

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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite is located in New York City
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite
Location Lot 1429-44, Section 14, Aurora Hill Plot, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
Coordinates 40°53′24″N 73°52′27″W / 40.890061°N 73.87418°W / 40.890061; -73.87418Coordinates: 40°53′24″N 73°52′27″W / 40.890061°N 73.87418°W / 40.890061; -73.87418
Built by Casoni & Isola[2]
NRHP Reference # 12001008 [1]
Added to NRHP October 16, 2012[1]

The Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite is the final resting place of David Glasgow Farragut, the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and four-star admiral of the United States Navy. He was most well known for his order to "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." The granite and marble monument resembling a mast marks not only his burial site, but that of his wife and children. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places in October 16, 2012. It is located in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, itself a National Historic Landmark.

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  1. ^ a b "WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 10/22/12 THROUGH 10/27/12". November 2, 2012. National Park Service. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Bowman, Travis. "National Historic Landmark Nomination". December 16, 2011. National Park Service. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 

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