Tag: Andrew Foote

Taking Forts Henry and Donelson: Turning Point in the Rebel West

Ulysses S. Grant smashed Forts Henry and Donelson in Kentucky, became the Union’s premier commander,…

Civil War Artillery

Civil War mortars were the feared precision artillery weapon of the Victorian Age.

American Civil War Timeline – 1862: Chipping Away at the South

This American Civil War timeline covers the events of 1862, in which Confederate forces in…

Union General John Pope: Cracking Island No. 10

John Pope used geography, intelligence, engineering, and sweat—with a big dose of courage from the…

Avenues of Invasion: Captain Andrew Foote and Ulysses S. Grant

Accomplished Civil War strategists, both Ulysses S. Grant and Captain Andrew Foote wanted to combine…