Arago: 3-cent Farragut & Porter

3-cent Farragut & Porter

The 3-cent purple Navy commemorative stamp issued February 18, 1937, shows portraits of Admirals David Farragut (left) and David Porter (right), with a contemporary warship in the center. Both men were Union Navy heroes of the Civil War, most notably in the Mississippi and Western Rivers campaigns. Porter also participated in the North Atlantic blockade. In a personal sidelight, Farragut was David Porter's foster brother, a relationship stemming from a rescue of Porter's father from a foundering boat by the Farraguts.

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