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The Resource Andrew Foote : Civil War admiral on western waters, Spencer C. Tucker

Andrew Foote : Civil War admiral on western waters, Spencer C. Tucker

Label
Andrew Foote : Civil War admiral on western waters
Title
Andrew Foote
Title remainder
Civil War admiral on western waters
Statement of responsibility
Spencer C. Tucker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography traces the life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's first admirals. As flag officer of the Union's western naval forces, Andrew Hull Foote was a key figure in the February 1862 Union victories at Forts Henry and Donelson in Tennessee, which opened the Confederate heartland to the Union. Later he shared in the victory at Island No. 10, an action that gained the Union access to the upper Mississippi River." "In this revealing portrait, Spencer Tucker describes Foote as emblematic of a period of great change in the American navy. Although very much an officer schooled in the tradition of the Old Navy, Foote considered himself first and foremost a staunch Christian and an agent of divine will. An ardent social reformer, he crusaded for the abolition of the daily grog ration in the navy, and he became a leading advocate of the government's use of forceful measures to end the slave trade. In the 1850s Foote's career exemplified America's emerging international policy in the Far East. As commander of the sloop Portsmouth on China station in 1856, he led ashore sailors and marines to avenge an insult to the American flag and to capture and reduce the Chinese barrier forts guarding access to Canton."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, Spencer
Dewey number
973.7/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.F68
LC item number
T83 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of naval biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foote, Andrew H.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Admirals
  • United States
Label
Andrew Foote : Civil War admiral on western waters, Spencer C. Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42296431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 259 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508201
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99045406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Andrew Foote : Civil War admiral on western waters, Spencer C. Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42296431
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 259 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508201
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99045406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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