From July 29th through October 5th 1864 Foote was in Charleston, South Carolina. He started out in the city jail (July 29-August 14th) and was then transferred to Roper’s Hospital where he was confined from August 15th through October 5th.  Charleston would be Foote’s fourth location of confinement in Confederate prisons in just 3 ½ months.

The Charleston city jail operated from 1861-1865 with a maximum capacity of 300 although it swelled to 900 at its peak. The pre-existing jail facility was used as well as fenced intents.