The Red Badge of Courage - Study Guide Chapter III Summary & Analysis

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Another day had come and gone and still no battle. The regiment was still on the move. The heat and fatigue were overwhelming and the men began to shed their knapsacks. Some left them where they fell and others tried to hide them, thinking they would be back for them soon. Relieved of their burdens, the regiment moved easier down the roads and the pine forests.

Early one morning, Henry was awakened by a kick in the leg and he found himself running down a road in a woods. His canteen banged helplessly on his leg as he tried to keep up with the other men. He heard sniper fire up ahead and knew that if he fell now he would surely be trampled to death. Therefore, he ran toward the noise and the gunfire, boxed in by his comrades on all sides. It occurred...

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