Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863Alternative names
U.S. naval officer; commander of U.S.S. Perry off west coast of Africa and of U.S.S. Portsmouth as part of East India Squadron involved in Battle of the Barrier Forts near Canton, China (1856).
From the description of Andrew H. Foote papers, 1824-1865. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 435675954
American naval officer.
From the description of Autograph telegraph signed : [n.p.], to Lieut. J.P. Sanford, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535974
From the description of Autograph telegram signed : "Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting," Washington, D.C., to Comm. C.K. Stribling, 1863 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535961
Foote was born in New Haven, CT and joined the navy in 1822. He served in Africa and the Caribbean and during the Civil War was in command of naval operations in the upper Mississippi River. He was promoted to rear admiral, but retired due to wounds received and died in 1863 in New York.
From the description of Steel engraving, n.d. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 706801425
U.S. naval officer; in 1861 began command of naval forces in the upper Mississippi River; 1862, promoted from commodore to rear admiral.
From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1862 May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972383
Foote was born in New Haven, CT and joined the Navy in 1822. He served in Africa and the Caribbean and during the Civil War was in command of Naval Operations in the upper Mississippi River. He was promoted to rear admiral, but retired due to wounds received and died in 1863 in New York.
From the description of Letter, February 1, 1862. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 706802828
1806, Sept. 12:
Born, New Haven, Conn.
Attended United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Appointed acting midshipman, United States Navy
Experienced religious conversion during Caribbean cruise
Married Caroline Flagg (died 1838)
1837- 1841: On cruises in Mediterranean and around globe
Married Caroline Augusta Street
1842- 1843: Commander, United States Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, Pa.
1st lieutenant on Cumberland (frigate), where he formed a temperance society and made this ship the first temperance ship in the navy
1849- 1851: Commanded Perry (brig), a ship in the United States African Squadron, patrolling the coast of Africa in order to suppress the slave trade
Member, Naval Efficiency Board
1856- 1858: Commanded Portsmouth (sloop-of-war), patrolling seas of China and the East Indies; captured the four barrier forts below Canton, China, as punishment for attacks on the American flag
In charge of Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1861- 1862: In command of naval operations on the upper Mississippi River Took part in capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee Commissioned rear admiral
Chief, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting Appointed to succeed Samuel F. Du Pont in command of Charleston (S.C.) Squadron
1863, June 26:
Died enroute to Charleston, S.C.; buried, New Haven, Conn.
From the guide to the Andrew H. Foote Papers, 1822-1890, (bulk 1847-1857), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Fort Pillow (Tenn.)|
|Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|
|Voyages and travels|
|Slave trade--Africa, West|
|Barrier Forts, Battle of the, China, 1856|
|Ship's papers--19th century|