Morris Cooper Foote – Brigadier General, United States Army

Morris Cooper Foote of New York

  • Appointed from New York, Private, Company C, 44th New York Volunteer Infantry, 21 June 1862
  • Honorably mustered out 31 December 1864
  • First Lieutenant, 121st New York Volunteer Infantry, 26 March 1865
  • Breveted Captain of U. S. Volunteers 6 April 1865 for gallant and meritorious service before Petersburg and in the battle of Little Sailors Creek, Virginia
  • Honorably mustered out 17 July 1865
  • Second Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Infantry, 7 May 1866
  • First Lieutenant, 7 March 1867
  • Regimental Adjutant 22 June 1879 to 26 January 1883
  • Captain, 26 January1883
  • Major, 21st U. S. Infantry, 11 August 1898
  • Major of U. S. Volunteers, 16 July to 27 September 1898
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 2 February 1901
  • Transferred to the 1st U. S. Infantry, 11 April 1902
  • Colonel, 28th U. S. Infantry, 11 April 1902
  • Brigadier General, 18 Februrary 1903
  • Retired 19 February 1903

MORRIS COOPER FOOTE, son of Lyman and Mary M. (Cooper) Foote, born Sept. 16, 1843, Madison Barracks, New York, died December 6, 1905, Geneva, Switzerland.

A plaque in Christ Church, Cooperstown, New York states that Morris C. Foote was “in active service from 1861 to 1903.”


WASHINGTON,December 7, 1905 – The Military Secretary of the Army has been advised of the death, at Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday of Brigadier General Morris C. Foote, United States Army, retired.

General Morris Cooper Foote was a New Yorker.  He enlisted in the Forty-fourth New York Infantry in September 1861, and was appointed Second Lieutenant of the Ninety-second New York Infantry in June 1862. He rose rapidly and was commended for gallant and meritorious service before Petersburg and in the battle of Little Sailors Creek, Virginia. At the close of the Civil War he joined the Regular Army as a First Lieutenant.  He served as a Major of Volunteers in theWar with Spain.  Later he served as Colonel in the Eleventh Infantry.  He was appointed a Brigadier General on February 18, 1903 and retired on the following day.


FOOTE – The funeral services over the remains of thelate Brigadier general MorrisCooper Foote, United States Army, will be held at Arlington NationalCemeteryon Tuesday, July 3 and 5 P.M. Members of the New York Commandery, Loyal Legion; Sons of the Revolution, Society of the Colonial Wars, Society of the Santiago, Order ofthe Dragon, Military Order of the Carabao, and the Ninth UnitedSttes Infantry Veterans' Association are invited to attend.


FOOTE, M C

  • BRIG GEN USA
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 15  SITE LOT 29 N
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

FOOTE, ANNIE ELIZABETH WIDOW OF MORRIS C

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1943
  • BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY  SITE 29
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF MC FOOTE, BRIG/GEN USA

FOOTE, FRANCIS C

  • MAJOR USAR
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1894
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/1964
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 15  SITE 29 S S
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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