He died while on active service in 1863!
(1806-63) He entered the navy in 1822, and sailed in the West Indies, off Africa, and along the China coast. He was appointed commander of the western flotilla at the beginning of the Civil War, and in Feb. 1862, with the cooperation of Gen. U.S. Grant, captured Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. In the ensuing capture of Fort Donelson, Foote was wounded. He aided Gen. John Pope on the Mississippi River, but his wound was not healing and he was obliged to take leave of his command. Having proved himself a gallant fighter on the rivers, he was awarded the Thanks of Congress, and appointed Rear Admiral, June 16, 1862. While still recuperating from his wound, he was put in charge of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, and on June 4, 1863 was given command of the fleet off Charleston, S.C. Unfortunately, Foote's wound never healed properly and he died enroute to his assignment on June 26, 1863.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Standing view portrait wearing naval uniform with epaulettes and holding his sword. Backmark: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., 587 Broadway, New York. Small cut in the extreme lower right edge of the mount. Does not affect the image. Light edge wear.