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    The Killer Angels are historical fictional novels written by Michael Shaara based on the battle of the Gettysburg during the American civil war. The battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American civil war, and it resulted in the death of over 50,000 men over a period of three days. The battle of Gettysburg has been hailed by historians as the turning point of the America’s civil war that culminated in the victory of the 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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    Reflections of the Killer Angels In my readings of The Killer Angels, I came to love Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. His thoughts and actions I feel resemble what I would hope would be my actions in a war. He is forced to make some pretty clear moral decisions. He shows complete and utter loyalty to the Union and fights with bravery and courage the entirety of the Civil War. Throughout the novel, my thoughts were drawn again and again to the events of the first day, when Colonel…

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    The novel “The Killer Angels”, written by Michael Shaara, tells about the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most pivotal conflict during the American Civil War. It is common knowledge that Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his army of 70,000 to the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania after gaining a victory against Union forces at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He believed that with a recent win his troops were ready to attack and defeat the North. The battle took place from July 1 to July 3…

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    The Killer Angels focuses on a limited amount of characters, and covers a limited time span. Shaara limits his main subjects to Gen. Robert E. Lee and Lt. Gen. James Longstreet from the Confederate side, and Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Mj. Gen. John Buford from the Confederate, while also limiting his time frame starting June 29, 1863 and ending July 3, 1863. Splitting the novel into four sections, with each section being about one day, the author begins with June 29th, 1863, the day…

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    The Army of Northern Virginia and The Army of the Potomac warred for three years. Some soldiers fought over slavery; others fought to uphold the constitution. Despite the different reason for fighting, both armies succeeded in devastating destruction and death in the city of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In the novel The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara gives readers an inside look into The Battle of Gettysburg by expressing the emotional struggles and internal conflicts of the soldiers involved. By…

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    The Battle of Gettysburg was later brought to light through astonishing detail and realism in the works of Michael Shaara and his book, Killer Angels. Through the use of personal accounts from key individuals throughout the battle, Shaara provides an astonishing journey that takes the reader through three blazing summer days in which blood is shed profusely on both sides. Throughout Killer Angels, the viewpoints and accounts of several key individuals are provided which ultimately highlights the…

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    The book Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, illustrates the American Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg. This was a three-day battle in 1863. This book draws you in and really makes grasp what it was like to be a witness as well as apart of the Civil War. The battle was in no way humane. Shaara conveys the brutality of both views from the Confederates and the Union side, emphasizes humanity of army generals, and showed each side could not comprehend their opponents’ way of thinking. Shaara…

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    In this historical novel, The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara retells the events of the Battle of Gettysburg, in a way that allows the reader the ability to visualize each scene as it unfolded in the past.. The Battle of Gettysburg is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles fought on America soil and was a turning point in the civil war. The Confederates took the offensive while the Union defended the higher ground. These events, normally told from a third person view are now told through the…

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    The book, The Killer Angels was written by Michael Shaara and published in 1974. This historical fiction novel took place at the Battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA), in 1863. The point of view changes each chapter between generals and other important people in the Civil War such as Chamberlain, Longstreet, Lee, etc…. The most notable theme that appeared in this novel is death. Throughout the novel there are many casualties and deaths, even within the first day. At the end of day one,…

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    The book The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara is about the battle of Gettysburg and attempts to convey the historical event by presenting it in a fashion that feels fictional, but is based on documents and letters that were set around that time. The book covers the event through the eyes of different confederate and union officers, and is told in such a way that you feel sympathetic to the characters because you can see their panic, and the decision making process that each officer uses. This…

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