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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) 
Family links: 
  Shelby Dade Foote (1891 - 1922)
  Lillian Rosenstock Foote (1894 - 1969)
  Teresa Lavery Beahan (1924 - 1990)
  Gwyn Rainer Foote (1930 - 2009)*
  Marguerite Desommes Foote (1921 - 2002)*
  Margaret Shelby Foote (1948 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.12173, -90.02724
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ
Record added: Jun 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11256418
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For the many stories you told and history you set straight, thank you.
- Hazelnuts & Bolts
 Added: Sep. 29, 2017
I have much admiration for you as a historian and speaker of the truth. Sir...May you rest in the loving arms of our Father in Heaven. You will never be forgotten....
- Nancy Rauch
 Added: Sep. 17, 2017

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Sep. 12, 2017
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