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Captain Charles H. Davis replaces Commodore A.H. Foote as commander of the Union's Mississippi Flotilla

Andrew Hull Foote, engraving, 1862, detail
05/09/1862
Commodore Andrew Hull Foote had been the successful commander of the U.S. Navy's Mississippi Flotila for nine months. Worn out and suffering the continued effects of a leg wound received at Fort Donelson, he asked to be relieved and when Captain Charles H. Davis arrived to replace him he left that afternoon for Washington and duty at the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.  Promoted to Rear Admiral, he was posted to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron but died on June 26, 1863, before he could take up his new command.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"From the Mississippi Flotilla.: Arrival of Capt. Davis and Departure of Commodore Foote," New York Times, May 18, 1862, p. 8.

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