Shiloh: A Novel - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The squad from the 23rd Indiana are camped at Stoney Lonesome, a place near Shiloh. The first section of the story is by Robert Winter. Robert says he can remember being picked up at an orphanage in New England at age six. He'd been told then that his name would forever after be Robert Winter. Robert says that "for years, I thought all children came from Boston." The perspective changes at this point, though it is not clear who is speaking. The speaker says that Lew Wallace is the unit commander and that on the second morning of the battle, they all realize many will die attempting to close the gap between the battle lines. The speaker says that the situation is fairly easy to this point and that it could be the Confederates know that the Union reinforcements have arrived. He can't...

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