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The Killer Angels Setting & Symbolism

Michael Shaara
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Cherries

The cherry trees are in bloom as the Confederates begin their march into Gettysburg. Many of the men eat these cherries on their march and pay the price later.

Bayonets

Bayonets are long knifes that attach to the barrel of a riffle. Chamberlain orders his men to use their bayonets on the second day of battle at Gettysburg when they begin to run low on ammunition.

The Seminary

There is a seminary in the middle of Gettysburg with a tall cupola. Buford uses this cupola to watch the approach of the Confederate soldiers on the first day of the battle.

'Kathleen Mavourneen'

'Kathleen Mavourneen' is a sad Irish ballad that someone in Longstreet's camp sings the night before the third day of the battle at Gettysburg.

Letters

Many of the men enjoy letters from home in the hours before the battle at Gettysburg begins or reconvenes.

Armistead's Package for Mrs. Hancock

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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