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Andrew Hull Foote

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Foote, Andrew Hull (1806–63), Union naval officer during the U.S. Civil War. His fleet of gunboats joined with the army to break Confederate defenses along the Mississippi River in northern Tennessee (1862). Foote was active in disbanding slave trade off the African coast (1849–51) and was instrumental in abolishing liquor on U.S. warships (1862).

See also: Civil War, U.S.

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