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Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part IV: Chapters Fifty-Four through Fifty-Eight Summary

Donald McCaig
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Part IV: Chapters Fifty-Four through Fifty-Eight Summary

In chapter fifty-four, "Jine the Calvary," a young Union soldier stumbles into the camp of Alexander and the other renegades. The leader tells Alexander that he's not to lay a hand on the boy, vaguely citing a previous incident. Alexander is accepted into the group because he is able to help with strategy, overriding emotion in favor of lucrative thefts. In chapter fifty-five, "In Shady Hollywood," Duncan and Sallie are having a picnic. The conversation turns to marriage but neither seems certain of their feelings for the other,

In chapter fifty-six, "Master and Man," there is a detailed description of the battle in which the black soldiers are pitted against the Confederates. Jesse and several other black soldiers are captured by the Confederates. The men are being released to former masters providing those masters are willing to...

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