Gods and Generals - Part Three, Chapters 34-38 Summary & Analysis

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Part Three, Chapters 34-38 Summary

In Chapter 34, Jackson meets up with his subordinate A.P. Hill and is told there is a small gap in their lines, but it doesn't matter. It is supposedly a swampy wasteland. Unfortunately the swamp is frozen at this time in the winter. As the Union attack progresses Jackson sees the problem and directs his reserves to plug the gap at the last minute. The fight is intense, but the Confederates drive the enemy away. General Burnside does not continue the attack on that flank and orders troops further north to advance.

In Chapter 35, Hancock lines his troops up outside of Fredericksburg, preparing for a full assault against the stone wall that runs along the base of the confederate position. Another division, commanded by General French, moves out first and he watches them get torn up by enemy artillery. As he...

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