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  • Ma James Longstreet: The Battle Of The Wilderness

    Union second corps, led by Winfield Scott Hancock, drove back the Confederates nearly a mile. James Longstreet arrived to aid the Confederates helping the fighting to be even more intense than the first day of the battle. Unfortunately for James and many others, the smoke from the canons and guns along with the early morning fog, made it almost impossible to see. This forced soldiers to fire blindly-often hitting people on their own side, which was the case of Longstreet. James Longstreet was shot by one of his own soldiers leaving his right arm completely paralyzed and left him recovering for over five months. Amazingly, Longstreet returned to duty in October 1864, protecting valuable railroad lines while he commanded troops entrenched between Richmond and the James River. This is the battle known as the Battle of the Wilderness. The Battle of the Wilderness lasted two days from May fifth to…

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  • The Killer Angels Analysis

    Union Army. Shaara developed the story in the novel from the letters, journal entries, and memoirs written by the soldiers who fought the battle. One unique feature of the novel is the use of real-life characters who took part in the war including General James Longstreet, General Robert Lee, and General Chamberlain.…

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  • James Longstreet: The Old Man

    lives or change the tide of battle, it was internalized and kept to themselves. They never questioned “The Old Man.” Lee’s right hand man was James Longstreet. A new breed of soldier. Filled with new ideas and having witnessed the changing face of war. Longstreet was a visionary. He envisions a different type of fighting. The style used by Lee, an in your face attack would only lead to two things: death and defeat. His efforts to convince his friend and leader to try his newer tactics are…

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  • Summary Of The Killer Angels By Micheal Shaara

    officer uses. This book is separated into four sections these are; the day before, the two days of, and the day after. Each section has chapters that are written from the view of seven different characters, each character has a different importance. These characters are: The Spy, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, John Buford, James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee, Freemantle, and Lewis Armistead. Shaara selects four main people as the viewpoint characters and moves back and forth among them to progress the…

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  • Killer Angels: A Thematic Analysis

    information through interesting accounts. Shaara creates these accounts from extremely viable and reputable sources such as military and individual journals that create an exceptional level of realism throughout the book. Throughout each chapter, varying viewpoints between key individuals on each side of the battle are given that contribute to the overall depth and meaning of the book. The four main characters, John Buford, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Chamberlain and James Longstreet interact with…

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  • The Killer Angels Summary

    America’s history should be treasured and “The Killer Angels” does exactly that even if a small amount is fiction. The first section was my favorite because it sets the setting, people, and tone of the story. The Confederate and Union armies are depicted, with information on their size, morale, beliefs, and objectives. Major leaders are introduced, including General Robert E. Lee, General James Longstreet, Brigadier General John Buford, and Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. The setting is…

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  • Analysis Of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels

    sees the formulation and execution of plans, as well as, the reactions of the soldiers. Shaara explains the process to which generals will justify their actions and decisions during war based on tactics that will result in glory. These tactics led to a blindness towards achieving a more practical victory. He supports this claim by giving an insight into the feelings and justification for the actions between the Union and the Confederates, the emotions of the officers to emphasize the reality…

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  • The Weaknesses In The Battle Of Gettysburg

    frequent mistakes, yet the South’s faults were far more fatal. These faults were the cause of the south’s loss of the battle, and the consequences that followed. The first disastrous mistake made by the South, was their faith in Jeb Stuart. Longstreet and the other generals in the Confederate army relied heavily on Stuart to tell them the locations of the Union army. Stuart failed to send them any information about the Union location. Finally, Longstreet and the other generals realized what…

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  • Who Was Longstreet To Blame For The Confederate Defeat At Gettysburg?

    In order to check the furious fighting on the left, Meade moved troops in from his extreme right as reinforcements. This shift in the Union line brings up the third point of interest. While the left flank was under heavy attack from Longstreet, the right was supposed to be under pressure from Ewell's attack. The plans were simple; when Ewell heard Longstreet's guns, his orders were to attack. A unified assault would have weakened the defenses on the Union left by keeping the right busy and…

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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg: Turning Point Of American Civil War

    number of casualties. However, this failure could be easily avoided by correcting the tactics. General Lee and General Longstreet had several disagreements on tactics, respectively, the day before the battle, the first day of the battle and the second day of the battle; Lee insisted to fight enemy at Gettysburg, but…

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