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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Grant (Morning, May 5, 1864) Lee (Late Evening, May 5, 1864): Chapters 11-12 Summary

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Part 2, Grant (Morning, May 5, 1864) Lee (Late Evening, May 5, 1864): Chapters 11-12 Summary

The day begins in Chapter 11 with more fighting. Unknown to Grant, Lee's forces are very close. Meade sends a communication to Grant, informing him that the enemy is advancing on the Orange Turnpike. The battle has developed into two fronts. Grant wants to press onward, to split Lee's army in two. Meade expresses caution, but Grant knows that his forces outnumber Lee's because Longstreet has not joined his 60 thousand with Lee's 40 thousand.

Chapter 12 flashes ahead to the evening of May 5. The fighting had moved back and forth all day for both sides, neither gaining or losing significant ground. Lee's strategy is to attack into confused Federal units. The Confederates take quite a beating, had fought all day without a break and are in need of Longstreet's relief by nightfall...

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