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Andrew Hull Foote

Born: Sep 12, 1806

Death: Jun 26, 1863

Birthplace: New Haven

Nationality: United States

Andrew Hull Foote

Date of Birth : Sep 12, 1806
Date of Death : Jun 26, 1863
Birth Place : New Haven

Andrew Hull Foote was an American naval officer who was noted for his service in the American Civil War and also for his contributions to several naval reforms in the years prior to the war. When the war came, he was appointed to command of the Western Gunboat Flotilla, predecessor of the Mississippi River Squadron. In that position, he led the gunboats in the Battle of Fort Henry. For his services with the Western Gunboat Flotilla, Foote was among the first naval officers to be promoted to the then-new rank of rear admiral.

Parents


  • Samuel A. Foot
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