The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

Washington is surrounded by a series of forts with big guns. All of the trees are cut down so there is no place for cover. Lee feels that their chances of taking Washington have never been better. He tells Rhoodie that he plans to attack that evening. Rhoodie shows Lee a rifle grenade that can be shot from the AK-47. His men will use them ahead of Lee's forces.

The troops begin their advance. The Federals begin firing when they are about one third of the distance. Caudell hears the firing of some kind of mysterious shell and wonders what they are. Lang appears wearing a helmet which Caudell has never before seen. Lang shows him the rifle grenade and a flak jacket. The men make it through the trenches. By dawn, the troops are two miles from Washington City. General...

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