It was during the Civil War, at the Battle of Mobile Bay, that Union officer David Farragut cried: Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead." The genteel folks of Mobile beg to differ. They believe he said "Damn! Torpedoes! Full speed ahead!." Of course the good people of Mobile still refer to the Civil War as The War of Northern Aggression. Whichever it may be, please take this quiz on Decisive Battles in world history. "Full speed ahead."