The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

Lee is aware of General Forrest's involvement in fighting the Rivington group and that he is shifting the direction of the attack. He also knows that Forrest doesn't do things without a reason. Forrest also mentions that he added a Colonel Pleasants to his staff. The name is familiar to Lee from the Picture History of the Civil War book. He had masterminded the explosion of powder under Confederate trenches.

Lee sends an urgent message to Forrest telling him not to mention Pleasants name. Lee knows that if any messages are intercepted by AWB, they will know what Pleasants in doing.

Lee points out to the legislators that they have seen how the future centuries condemn slavery and how AWB tried to control them. Without the AWB, the South wouldn't have won the war. Lee wants them to vote to educate and free...

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