Gods and Generals - Part Four, Chapter 44-47 Summary & Analysis

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Part Four, Chapter 44-47 Summary

In Chapter 44, General Stuart sends word that the Union army is crossing the river at fords to the west. Lee assesses the situation and determines they must attack. He takes most of the men he has left towards Chancellorsville, leaving one division to defend the hills overlooking Fredricksburg. When Stuart arrives back at camp he also informs Lee that the Federal cavalry forces have separated from the main army and left Hooker without a reliable scouting force.

In Chapter 45, the Union army finally make a move against the Confederates, trying to make there way out of the thick tangled forests around Chancellorsville. Just as they begin to believe they will run into nothing more than skirmishers and surprise their opponents they find the main body of Lee's army.

The attack begins well and they force back the lines of defense that...

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