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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Longstreet (Mid-Morning, May 6, 1864) Hancock (Late Afternoon, May 6, 1864): Chapters 13-14 Summary

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Part 2, Longstreet (Mid-Morning, May 6, 1864) Hancock (Late Afternoon, May 6, 1864): Chapters 13-14 Summary

In Chapter 13, Longstreet's reinforcements arrive after marching thirty miles in less than two days. He orders his men into the skirmish lines with the intent of slowly but steadily pushing back on the enemy. The Confederate flank holds and the Federal soldiers must retreat back to their defenses. Longstreet is shown an unfinished railroad cut that could hide a buildup of troops to attack the Federal left flank. He orders Major Sorrel to lead three brigades down the cut and attack as soon as possible. The flank attack works, placing Hancock's Federal soldiers into a deep V. The Federal soldiers retreat from the two-sided attack. Longstreet continues to push ahead, but the troops become confused and fire on each other. The advance is stopped to gain order.

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