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 Post subject: Shelby Foote has struck the tent
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:24 am 
Novelist and historian Shelby Foote has died. He was 88.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,160928,00.html

Gen. Thos. Callmeyer
4th Bgd.-1st Div.-XV Corps-AoT


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:32 am 
Sad news indeed.[:(]

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:34 am 
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Read his books and enjoyed his commentary on Ken Burns - The Civil War

He will be missed

Colonel John Corbin
Commanding officer
2nd Division
XVIII Corps
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We lost a great writer of history, I have several books by him, and have seen him on TV several times. It is indeed sad news.

LT. GEN. Tony Malone
Commander Army of Mississippi
"Do your duty in all things, You can never do more, You should never wish to do less".


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He wrote all his books by hand with a pen dipped in ink, believing it was part of the writing process.

Gen. Doug Burke
XX/AoC/USA


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I enjoyed his books very much. I hope that the replacements are as good.

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General Pierre D.
CSA Reserve Corps
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It seems he was the first author I started reading when I started my interest in the Civil War. A true loss to us all.

Lt. Gen. Don Adams
5th Texas "Lone Star" Cavalry Brigade
I/III ANV
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I am saddened by the passing of Shelby Foote. His trilogy spurred my interest in the Civil War and he will be missed greatly.

Colonel Dale Lastowicka
1st "Adirondack" Division
XXV Corps
Army of the James


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I will miss him too! For anyone who hasn't read his work it does a very good job of putting events in context. He combines the political, economic, and social events along with the battles we are familiar with to give you a much better understanding of the war as a whole. I say "read" but I listened to him on cassette tapes about 90 of them over three months on my drive to work and I enjoyed every minute, sometimes driving around the block if I wasn't at a good stopping place!

Salute!

Dave





Col Dave McGown
Army of Alabama
I Corps - 3rd Cavalry Division
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I loved his commentary in Ken Burn Series.

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