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Foote’s Civil Way Trilogy Available for Download

Posted in Media, Memory by Andy Hall on November 26, 2012

Update, August 2014: These appear to have been taken offline.


Courtesy of user KHolland over at Civil War Talk, all three volumes of Shelby Foote’s Civil War trilogy are available for download, in several formats (PDF, ePub, Kindle, etc.). Here are the links:

Volume 1: From Sumter to Perryville

Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox

Note that has the files of Vols. 2 and 3 reversed, so when you follow the links it will look like the wrong one. But they’re both there.



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  1. Al Mackey said, on November 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I guess Shelby’s not going to sue.

    • Andy Hall said, on November 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      I’m sure he has a funny story about it, though.

      • Al Mackey said, on November 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        And it probably involves a Confederate veteran commenting on it. ; )

        • Ken Noe said, on November 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

          Namely N. B. Forrest.

  2. Bummer said, on November 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Andy, I received Foote’s trilogy, as a gift in 1975 or ’76. I had first read Shelby’s “Shiloh” in the 60’s. He had a marvelous way of telling a story. It was obvious it had a Southern slant, but Civil War history then, was shared and researched a lot differently than it is today. One of my sons, who is a young, card-carrying attorney in Los Angeles, never fails to subtly remind the old man, “that the contemporary take on history is in flux and just as the constitution is a living document, should re-focus with the times.” Occasionally that is easier said than done. Keep up the great posts and comments.


  3. Scott Manning said, on November 27, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Fantastic. Thanks!

    Side note – Your links to volumes 2 and 3 are mixed.

    • Scott Manning said, on November 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Ha. RTFQ. I just saw your last line about the volumes. Sorry about that.

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