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Shelby Foote
Original name: Shelby Dade Foote
Birth: Nov. 17, 1916
Washington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 2005
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Historian. Although he is best known for his participation and commentary in Ken Burns' landmark 1990 "Civil War" television documentary, he had received previous acclaim for his three-volume "Civil War" history of the conflict (published in 1974), and six historical novels, especially the work "Shiloh," published in 1952. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and worked as a journalist before he launched his writing career. He died at age 88 in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
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  Shelby Dade Foote (1891 - 1922)
  Gwyn Rainer Foote (1930 - 2009)*
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Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.12173, -90.02724
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jun 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11256418
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
You, Mr. Foote, have long been, to me, the voice of a "Reasonable America." By that, I mean you were the velvet cover to our trembling history, our trouble and our triumph. Thank you, sir, for insight that was rooted firmly in the soil of our amazing Amer...(Read more)
- cold rain
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
Rest in Peace. A Giant among Men.
- michael bounds
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
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