The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

In Nashville, the justice of the peace reads the notice proclaiming martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in areas threatened by rebellion. Caudell and Mollie are in the crowd. She has been with him since returning from Richmond. The Castalia Invincibles are called back into service. They are supposed to be military police.

Henry Pleasants volunteers to serve with them and is accepted. Mollie reports as Melvin. They are issued Ak-47s.

While on patrol, the group is fired on. They can't identify the guns by the sound.

In Richmond, guards are posed around the Capitol and the presidential residence. Lee invites a group of senators to view the AWB secret room. Before entering, he makes them promise to never reveal what they see. He explains how Rhoodie's men traveled through time to help them win the war...

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