General Order No. 73

February 17, 1866.

[Resolution Tendering the Thanks of Congress to Vice-Admiral David G. Farragut in Action in Mobile Bay on 8 August 1864]

The following resolution of Congress, approved on the 10th instant, is published for the information of the officers and men of the Navy and the Marine Corps.

GIDEON WELLES,
Secretary of the Navy.

A RESOLUTION tendering the thanks of Congress to Vice-Admiral David G. Farragut, and to the officers, petty officers, seamen, and marines under his command, for their gallantry and good conduct in the action in Mobile Bay on the fifth August, 1864.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress are eminently due and are hereby tendered to Vice-Admiral David G. Farragut, of the United States Navy, and to the officers, petty officers, seamen, and marines under his command, for the unsurpassed gallantry and skill exhibited by them in the engagement in Mobile Bay on the fifth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and for their long and faithful services and unwavering devotion to the cause of the country in the midst of the greatest difficulties and dangers.

SEC. 2 And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate this resolution to Vice-Admiral Farragut, and that the Secretary of the Navy be requested to communicate the same to the officers, seamen, and marines of the Navy by General Order of his Department.

Approved February 10, 1866.