- Andrew Hull Foote
Andrew Hull Foote (September 12, 1806 – June 26, 1863) was an
admiralin the United States Navywho served during the American Civil War.
New Haven, Connecticut, the son of US Senator Samuel Augustus Foote(or Foot), Foote first qualified for entry to the United States Military Academyat West Point, New York, and entered their class of 1826. Six months later, deciding that he preferred a seafaring career to one on land, Foote resigned to accept an appointment as a midshipmanin the US Navy on December 4, 1822.
Between 1822 and 1843, Foote saw service in the
Caribbean, Pacific, and Mediterranean, and at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. A reformer, Foote organized a Temperance Society aboard the USS "Cumberland", which developed into a movement that resulted in ending the policy of supplying grogto US Naval personnel.
During 1849-1851, Foote commanded the
USS Perry, cruising the waters off the African coast. He was active in suppressing the slave trade there. This experience persuaded him fully to the cause of Abolition, and in 1854, he published an antislavery tract, "Africa and the American Flag". He also became a frequent speaker on the Abolitionist circuit.
During 1851-56, Foote served in various shore posts, including on the
United States Navy Efficiency Boardthat was created by Commodore Samuel Francis DuPont.
Foote was promoted to Commander in 1856, and took command of the USS "Portsmouth" in the
East India Squadronon November 20–21, 1856. With this command, Foote was assigned the mission of observing British operations against Canton, Chinaduring the Opium War, but this resulted in his being attacked from Chinese shore batteries. Foote led a landing party that seized the barrier forts at Canton, China, in reprisal for these attacks.
Foote returned to the Continental United States in 1858, and took command of the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, in Brooklyn, New York, a post he held until the outbreak of the hostilities of the Civil War.
From August 30, 1861, to May 9, 1862, Foote commanded the
Mississippi River Squadronwith distinction, organizing and leading the gunboat flotilla in the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson and Island No. 10. He received the Thanks of Congressfor his actions at these three battles. Wounded in action at Fort Donelson, Foote was promoted to rear admiral on July 16, 1862, and was on his way to take command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadronfor duty outside Charleston, South Carolina, when he died at New York. He was interred at Grove Street Cemeteryin New Haven.
Three ships were named USS "Foote" for him. Civil War
Fort Footeon the Potomac, now a [http://www.nps.gov/fofo/index.htm National Park] , was also named for him.
* [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/f3/foote-iii.htm history.navy.mil: DANFS biography of Andrew Foote]
* Gott, Kendall D., "Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862", Stackpole Books, 2003, ISBN 0-8117-0049-6.
* Tucker, Spencer C., "Andrew Foote: Civil War Admiral on Western Waters", Library of Naval Biography, Naval Institute Press, 2000, ISBN 1-55750-820-8.
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