The thanks of Congress to David Farragut for the actions that would shortly thereafter lead to the creation of the rank of rear admiral and Farragut’s promotion to that rank:
Upon recommendation of the president:
A resolution of thanks to Captain David G. Farragut, of the United States Navy, and to the officers and men under his command.
That the thanks of the people and of the Congress of the United States are due and are hereby tendered to Captain David G. Farragut, of the United States Navy, and to the officers and men under his command, composing his squadron in the Gulf of Mexico, for their successful operations on the lower Mississippi River, and for their gallantry displayed in the capture of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the city of New Orleans, and in the destruction of the enemy’s gunboats and armed flotilla.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved. That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to communicate this resolution to Captain Farragut, and through him to the officers and men under his command.
Approved July 11, 1862.