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The Killer Angels - Wednesday, July 1, 1863, The First Day, Chapter 4, Chamberlain Summary & Analysis

Michael Shaara
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Chamberlain and his regiment ride toward Gettysburg, finding the people friendly the closer to the battle they get. Chamberlain listens to his brother speak to one of the mutineers from the Second Maine while they wait, Tom explaining to the other man about the different bugle calls the regiment has, most of them written by their old brigade commander, Dan Butterfield. One is a lullaby once known as Butterfield's Lullaby before it was later renamed Taps. The other is a special bugle call especially for the brigade. Tom also tells the man how they missed out at Chancellorville because everyone was sick. Chamberlain listens to this conversation, missing his home in Maine and thinking about how protective he has always been of his brother. Chamberlain is afraid if his brother is injured in the war, he will never be able to face his family again.

Vincent, the brigade commander, comes...

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