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The Killer Angels Chapter Summary & Analysis - Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford Summary

Michael Shaara
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Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 2, Buford Summary

Just before dawn, Buford wakes his troops minutes before the first shots ring out. The first attack is short, with the Confederates testing the Union to see if they will fight or run. The Confederates hit Buford's line again and back away before reforming, aware that this is serious now. Buford watches for a few minutes from the cupola in the seminary before sending word to Reynolds about the beginning attack. The confederates are hitting Buford with only a single brigade. This pleases Buford since he is dug in and feels that he can securely fight off a single brigade. The Confederates still do not have a cannon firing and the Union casualties are light so far. However, Buford gets word that Heth is on his way with nearly ten thousand men. Buford orders Gamble...

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