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Shelby Foote

Shelby FooteAKA Shelby Dade Foote, Jr.

Born: 17-Nov-1916
Birthplace: Greenville, MS
Died: 27-Jun-2005
Location of death: Memphis, TN
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shiloh

Military service: US Army (1940-44, discharged after court martial); USMC (1945)

Father: Shelby Dade Foote, Sr. (meat packing executive, d. 1922 septicemia)
Mother: Lillian Rosenstock Foote
Wife: Tess Lavery (Irish)
Wife: Gwyn (m. 1956)
Son: Huger Lee
Wife: Peggy Desommes (wife #2)
Daughter: Margaret Shelby (with Desommes)

    University: University of North Carolina (attended 1935-37)

    Academy of Achievement 1999
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1955
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1956
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1959
    Jewish Ancestry (one grandparent)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Himself
    The Civil War (23-Sep-1990) · Himself

Author of books:
Tournament (1949, novel)
Follow Me Down (1950, novel)
Love in a Dry Season (1951, novel)
Shiloh (1952, novel)
Jordan Country: A Landscape in Narrative (1954, novel)
Fort Sumter to Perryville (1958, history)
Fredericksburg to Meridian (1963, history)
Red River to Appomattox (1974, history)
September, September (1977, novel)

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