Admiral Andrew Foote dies after a short illness at the Astor Hotel in New York City
Rear Admiral Andrew Hull Foote had been named commander of the South Atlantic blockading squadron to succeed Admiral Alfred DuPont. He visited his family in New Haven and went on to New York City to take passage to Port Royal in South Carolina. He suffered from kidney disease, however, and fell severely ill. He died at the Astor Hotel in New York City at 10:15 p.m. on June 26, 1863. He was fifty-six years old. (By John Osborne)
James Mason Hoppin, Life of Andrew Hull Foote, Rear-Admiral, United States Navy (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1874), 378.