Soldier's Heart - Chapter 9, Gettysburg Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Gettysburg Summary

Charley finds himself at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on top of a meadow flowing down to a line of trees where the Union army is gathering for an attack a mile away. He prepares for the coming battle, but this time there is something different. He will have the artillery behind him and fences and rock walls in front of him for protection.

Soon the battle starts. Artillery shells from the enemy begin breaking over him. Men and horses are dying, and some of their artillery is hit and destroyed. Then the Rebel army begins its march toward Charley's position. The Union artillery begins mowing down row upon row of the Rebels, and thousands of them die. The marching enemy is still too far from their line for Charley and the others to even take a shot. Charley watches as they fall and...

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