The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-6 Summary

Caudell and the army are preparing to move. His group will lead the march. They plan to meet the Yankees the next day and cheer General Lee when they see him. Caudell sends men for water since he and others have the packets of desiccated meals.

The next day they resume the march. They meet the Yanks at mid morning and capture prisoners. The Yankees have repeaters but not AK-47s and the prisoners ask questions about the guns. The Confederates push back the Northern troops. The troops capture a wagon full of Yankee ammunition which they can't use with the AK-47s. The fighting is hard but the Yanks cannot dislodge the Confederate troops.

Caudell and Mollie are separate from their unit but manage to find it. When cleaning his repeater, Colonel Fairibault arrives to tell them that they will...

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