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The Killer Angels Chapter Summary & Analysis - Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 5, Longstreet Summary

Michael Shaara
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Friday, July 3, 1863, Chapter 5, Longstreet Summary

Longstreet sits on a rail fence and watches the survivors of the battle struggle back toward the Confederate lines. Pickett's aide comes and asks for support, but Longstreet has none to give. Longstreet gives the order for Pickett to fall back. Lee rides up and tells Longstreet that they shall rest and try again another day. Lee watches the survivors and tells them it is his fault. They disagree. Pickett joins them. Lee orders him to reform his division, but Pickett tells him he has no division. They are all gone. Longstreet calls for his horse and rides the lines. Goree asks for orders, and Longstreet directs the guns, and tells the men to pull back. The Union troops have pulled back and the fighting ends. Longstreet still expects Meade to come for them and waits with a rifle in his...

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