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Union Civil War Admiral Andrew Hull Foote CDV by Brady

c. 1862 Civil War Period, Carte De Visite Photograph, of Union Admiral Andrew Hull Foote by Brady and maker E. & H.T. Anthony, Fine.

Admiral Andrew Hull Foote Civil War CDV, Photo by Brady, maker E. & H.T. Anthony NY. This Carte De Visite measures about 2.5" x 4" with the two bottom corner tips clipped to fit a prior holder, noted in pencil on the reverse with imprint at center. Foote was among the First Naval officers to be promoted to the then-new rank of Rear Admiral.



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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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