Excerpt from The Soldiers' Monument: City of New Haven, Conn
Rear-admiral andrew hull foote, of New Haven achieved great things for his country, and leaving a name which will ever re¿ect glory on his native place. He was born at New Haven, in 1806. His achievements at Forts H... enry and Donelson have been universally recognized. Shortly after he was successful in the brilliant strategic movements around Island Number Ten. He received a dangerous wound while on the Mississippi, to the effects of which he finally succumbed, dying at the Astor House. New York, June 26, 1863. Admiral Foote's character was one of the noblest of all the heroic types which the War developed and displayed. The largesf Grand Army Post in the State, located at New Haven, bears his name.
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