The highest rank in the prewar Union Navy was that of rear admiral and this continued during the war, although David Glasgow Farragut was so successful that he was eventually promoted to become America's first full rank admiral, which he achieved on July 25, 1866. He is shown here as a rear admiral, in the correct uniform ■ ( with an admiral's shoulder strap of I a fouled anchor flanked by two stars, and cuff rings, composed of two sets of three flanked by a single ring top and bottom. His cap 'J also bears two gold bands with the badge of a wreath containing two stars. I
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