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Collection Reference Number GLC03910
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Andrew H. Foote to Caroline Flagg Foote discussing his tiredness and mental anxiety after the Battle of Island Number Ten
Date 8 April 1862
Author Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull) (1806-1863)  
Recipient Foote, Caroline Flagg  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Foote as commander of the Mississippi River Squadron to his wife. Written from Island No. 10, the day after Foote's Squadron captured it. Says he can barely lift his pen to write after the recent fight and the "intense mental anxiety for 23 days." Says she will see the account of the capture of Island No. 10 and claims "It is a Gibraltar." Says he cannot keep his head up and will feel better after a good night's sleep. Says his foot (earlier injured by a Confederate shell) is bothering him. Also includes a black and white print titled "Bombardment of Island No. 10." Shows ironclad rivership firing cannons at the islands. Size of the print is 15.6 x 23.6 cm.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union General  Confederate States of America  Injury or Wound  Marriage  Navy  Mental Health  Health and Medical  Ironclad  Artillery  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Women's History  
People Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull) (1806-1863)  Foote, Caroline Flagg (fl. 1862)  
Place written Island No. 10 on the Mississippi River
Theme The American Civil War; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Lower Seaboard Theater and Gulf Approach