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The Killer Angels - Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 1, Chamberlain Summary & Analysis

Michael Shaara
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Chamberlain sits in a tree and watches the movements of both the Union and Confederate armies below him. Chamberlain and his men are still entrenched on Big Round Top, awaiting orders. Tom brings him some coffee. Tom joins him in the tree and talks about how most of the men the day before did not use the bayonets, but simply rushed at the Confederates, enough to scare them into surrender. Tom then compliments his brother on his bravery the day before. Then Chamberlain sends Tom to have another runner picked and sent to him so he can once more ask about their rations.

Chamberlain climbs out of the tree and walks among the men. Many of them are hungry because their rations ran out a day before. Several of the men are sick or injured, but most are ready to return to the fight. A courier from Rice comes and...

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