Admiral Farragut sailed into Mobile Bay with his reluctant crew!
The bay was strewn with tons of torpedoes and apprehension grew!
"Sail on! Sail on!, ye mighty Hartford ship!" was Farragut's battle cry!
"We'll blast them Rebel ships to 'ell! Men, 'tis yer duty to do er die!"
'Twas then he uttered those immortal words that'll live forever and a day:
"Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!" - and with that it was 'anchors aweigh'!
Tars fearing for their souls exclaimed, "That's easy fer that ol' poop to say!"
But with clenched teeth they dashed ahead and won the Battle of Mobile Bay!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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