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Gods and Generals Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part Four, Chpaters 48-51 Summary

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Part Four, Chpaters 48-51 Summary

In Chapter 48, after a tense march around the Union lines Jackson forms up his troops and they charge into the flank of the enemy. The Union troops in front of them immediately begin to retreat. One division after another of federal troops attempt to hold back his attack and fail. He glimpses General Howard through the smoke, trying to rally his men.

In Chapter 49, Hancock wonders why the confederates in front of him are attacking with such a small force. They approach his line and then fall back quickly, over and over again. He gets a report that the confederates are retreating, but it doesn't make sense. He goes back to headquarters to warn them that he believes Lee is up to something. As he arrives the waves of men retreating from Jackson's attack begin to swarm into headquarters.

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