Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863

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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

Biographical Note

  • 1806, Sept. 12: Born, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1822: Attended United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Appointed acting midshipman, United States Navy
  • 1827: Experienced religious conversion during Caribbean cruise
  • 1828: Married Caroline Flagg (died 1838)
  • 1837 - 1841 : On cruises in Mediterranean and around globe
  • 1842: Married Caroline Augusta Street
  • 1842 - 1843 : Commander, United States Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1843: 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
  • 1855: 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
  • 1861: 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
  • 1863: 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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Papers [microform]. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Andrew H. Foote Papers, 1822-1890, (bulk 1847-1857) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Foote Family. Papers, 1739-1972. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876. William B. Reed letter : to Andrew Hull Foote, 1858 January 7. Cornell University Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Autograph letter signed, 1862 May 5. Navarro College
referencedIn Wallace, Emma, fl. 1870. Photograph album of Emma Wallace, ca. 1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Autograph telegraph signed : [n.p.], to Lieut. J.P. Sanford, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Autograph telegram signed : "Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting," Washington, D.C., to Comm. C.K. Stribling, 1863 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gideon Welles Papers, 1777-1911, (bulk 1820-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. ALS, 1855 June 29, Washington, D.C., to Andrew H. Foote. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Weston, Edwin P.,. Papers of the Abbott family [manuscript] 1794-1869. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Leffingwell family papers, 1688-1954 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Andrew H. Foote papers, 1824-1865. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Memorandum, 1864 Feb. 22. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Gillen, J. M. Letter, 1863, Feb. 27, to Admiral Foote. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers, 1794-1889 (bulk 1826-1870). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Steel engraving, n.d. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Armstrong, James, 1794-1868. James Armstrong papers, 1814-1868; bulk: 1852-1866. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Radford, William, 1809-1890. Papers of William Radford, 1847-1890. Library of Congress
referencedIn Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871. Letter : Manila, to Andrew H. Foote, aboard the USS Portsmouth, 1858 Mar. 4. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Wallace, Emma, fl. 1870. Photograph album of Emma Wallace [manuscript], ca. 1870. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. Letter, February 1, 1862. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Continental Loan Office (Mass.). Records, 1778-1850, bulk: 1778-1826. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873. Letter to Andrew Hull Foote [manuscript], 1856 April 4. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Park, William L. (William Little), 1836-1909. [Civil War journal and cased daguerreotype portrait], 1861-1864. Newberry Library
referencedIn John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren Papers, 1794-1889, (bulk 1826-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Gideon Welles papers, 1777-1911 (bulk 1820-1876). Library of Congress
referencedIn Leffingwell family. Leffingwell family papers, 1688-1954 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Foote, Andrew Hull. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Rowan, Stephen C. (Stephen Clegg), 1808-1890. Letter, May 16, 1877. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John A. Dahlgren Collection, 1823-1945 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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correspondedWith Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857 person
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correspondedWith Foote, Caroline Augusta Street, d. 1863 person
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associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Powell, Levin M., 1800-1885 person
correspondedWith Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862 person
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correspondedWith Read, George C. (George Campbell), 1787-1862 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Mississippi River
South America
Fort Pillow (Tenn.)
Japan
United States
Guangzhou (China)
United States
Tennessee
United States
Africa, West
Missouri
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.
China
Tennessee
United States
United States
Africa, West
United States
Subject
Diplomats--Correspondence
Missionaries--Hawaii
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Slave trade
Voyages and travels
Slave trade--Africa, West
Americans--China
Barrier Forts, Battle of the, China, 1856
Ship's papers--19th century
Missionaries--Correspondence
Occupation
Naval officers
Admirals--United States
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Birth 1806-09-12

Death 1863-06-26

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