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The Killer Angels Characters

Michael Shaara
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Robert E. Lee is the leader of the Confederate army as they approach Gettysburg. Lee is an older man who has recently been diagnosed with heart problems, an idea that frightens him regarding his chances of surviving the war and returning to his family. Lee was once a general in the Union army and has lost his home because of choosing not to raise arms against his family and friends. Lee is torn between his vows to the army he once fought with and his loyalty to the home and family he cherishes. Lee does not consider the slaves the sole reason for this war and did not own slaves himself before the war. However, Lee does not believe the black man can be considered an equal with whites. Lee believes the war is about a way of life and he is willing to sacrifice his...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Killer Angels from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.