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Rhodes College Archives and Special Collections

Foote's The Civil War Trilogy

Shelby Foote, Jr. is best known for writing the Civil War: A Narrative which was published in three volumes.  The volumes, finished in 1958, 1963 and 1974, comprise a massive 1.2 million word work which was researched and written in Memphis.  The Foote Collection in the Rhodes College Archives contains original drafts, hand-drawn maps, notes, photos and other material Foote used in writing the trilogy.

Some examples are displayed in this exhibit.