Andrew Hull Foote, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Andrew Hull Foote

Union Navy admiral and United States Navy admiral

Date of Birth: 12-Sep-1806

Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Date of Death: 26-Jun-1863

Profession: military officer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Andrew Hull Foote

  • Andrew Hull Foote (September 12, 1806 – June 26, 1863) 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.

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