Gone with the Wind - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

It is the summer of 1863, and people are still optimistic about the war. The Confederacy had been fighting well, and they had even held off troops just sixty miles north of Atlanta. The South is looking to a battle at Gettysburg to end the war.

One afternoon after the Confederacy begins marching into Pennsylvania, Scarlett, Melanie, and Aunt Pittypat are in front of the newspaper office. Rhett tells them that the list of casualties is coming in, and so they wait. Much to their happiness, Ashley's name is not on the list, but she is saddened that many of the boys of the county were killed, including all of the Tarleton boys. Mrs. Mead is distraught over the loss of her son, and Melanie goes to comfort her. Melanie sends Rhett to tell Dr. Mead. Rhett confides in Scarlett the irony of he...

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