Ashes - Chapters 43 - 45 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 43, the French soldiers lined one side of Hampton Road while the Americans lined the right as they waited for the surrendering British troops. Isabel thought of the progress made since the beginning of the war when blacks had not even been allowed to enlist as soldiers. In the line, there were Indians and whites, as well as blacks who had come together to defend their country.

The British troops were late in their surrender, a statement the Americans took as an insult but the biggest insult came when Lord Cornwallis did not come with his troops to surrender. When the British soldiers did walk by, they turned the backs of their heads to the American soldiers, looking instead at the French troops. Isabel and the other women stood with respect as they watched the group of women who had taken care...

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