The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Caudell and Liles discuss the headlines of Forrest running for President and the news that Lee favors freeing the slaves. He finds that Henry Pleasants is still considered a Yankee.

Lee and his wife have a discussion about war and slavery. Mary wants to know how he will gradually free the slaves. She wishes that their family could just live quietly. Custis arrives to tell Lee that Forrest has selected Texas Senator Wigfall as his running mate. He says his father should select a running mate.

When Forrest appears in Nashville, Pleasants and Caudell go to listen. There are for slaves in Nashville, so Forrest uses the approach that freed slaves will work for lower wage and take jobs from whites.

Lee explains his views on freeing the slaves to Albert Gallatin Brown, who says Lee's views are not as radical as other...

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