Andrew Hull Foote Us Navy Slave Trade Opium War Civil War Gunboats Cdv Brady For SaleAndrew Hull Foote US Navy Slave Trade Opium War Civil War Gunboats CDV Brady Carte de visite size albumen photo, 10 x 6 cm, (4 x 2.5 in).Condition of photo as seen in scan.
Andrew Hull Foote (1806-1863), US Navy officer. Midshipman at 16, Foote saw service in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Mediterranean, African Coast and at the Philadelphia Navy Yard before assuming command of the USS Perry suppressing the slave trade along the coast of Africa. During the Second Opium War, he was in command of the USS Portsmouth protecting US interests in Canton when he was fired on by the Chinese. Foote's retaliatory attack, known as the Battle of the Pearl River Forts, marked the beginning of US naval involvement in China. During the first years of the Civil War, Foote commanded theMississippi River Squadron with distinction, working in close cooperation with Grant, ignoring inter-service rivalries.
Photo by Mathew Brady, published by E. Anthonyin the early 1860s after Anthony took Brady's negative collection as payment for his debts for photographic supplies. Label of Henderson of Philadelphia obscures the Brady/Anthony backmark.
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