The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3-4 Summary

General Lee travels to Richmond via train. A carriage takes him to the President's Office to talk to President Davis and Secretary of War, James Seddon. The men discuss the new carbine and a suggestion by General Cleburne of the Army of Tennessee to use Negros as soldiers. They discuss Rivington and the source of the guns. Their investigation has reveals no facilities manufacturing them and the guns seem to come from the People's Republic of China, Yugoslavia and the SSSR. Rivington seems to be a transshipment point and the men are reluctant to press Rhoodie's men for details lest the supply of carbines stop. They don't like being dependant on a small group of men so they decide to send agents to Rivington.

After the meeting, Lee visits his wife. They next morning he meets with Colonel Gorgas at the...

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