The Killer Angels Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," why are Sorrel, Longstreet and Lee hesitant to believe the spy's information?

Sorrel, Longstreet and Lee are hesitant to believe the spy because they think if his information were accurate, Stuart would have reported the same information. Also, spies are not well-respected people at this time. The spy himself wants to be referred to as a scout, not a spy.

2. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," what is the mood of the Confederate army? Of the Union army?

Morale in the Confederate army is high. The men are described as happy and eager to fight. The Union, on the other hand, is described as desperate and tired, without enough soldiers.

3. In "Monday, June 29, 1863, Chapter 1, The Spy," why does Lee think the change in Union command from Hooker to Meade is to the Confederates' advantage?

Lee believes Meade will be cautious to act and will take time to organize his staff. That caution and time to get up to speed will give the Confederates an opportunity to strike the Union.

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