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.