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 Posted: Thu Jun 9th, 2011 02:34 pm
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
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  Sadly, I don't. I would have liked to have found out last night.  :? I, too, remember Shelby Foote telling the story in the original Ken Burns production. I've seen it referred to many, many times in all kinds of places, but never with a footnote to the original source.

  Mr. Foote was a memorable story teller. Perhaps he could have told us the origin of the story, or perhaps not. Unfortunately, we're no longer able to ask him. Perhaps if the source exists, then some day we'll stumble onto it when we're looking for something else.

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