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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chamberlain (August-October 1863): Chapters 2-4 Summary

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Part 1, Chamberlain (August-October 1863): Chapters 2-4 Summary

Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain returns on military leave to Brunswick, Maine by train. His wife Fannie meets him at the station. Chamberlain has a touch of malaria and nearly faints in Fannie's arms. A small crowd watches as Chamberlain and his wife ride away in a carriage toward their home. While resting in bed, Chamberlain remembers the heroic and dangerous bayonet charge that he had led on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg.

In Chapter 3, Chamberlain returns to the Federal army located in northern Virginia. Here he talks with General Griffin who informs Chamberlain that he has been assigned as commander of the Third Brigade.

Chapter 4 covers A.P. Hill's attack at Bristoe Station. Confederate troops come out of the woods and advance toward Chamberlain's position. Unknown to the attackers, the entire II Corps waits in ambush...

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