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The Last Full Measure - Study Guide Part 2, Lee (Late Afternoon, May 6, 1864) Grant (Evening, May 6, 1864): Chapters 15-16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 is a short accounting of Lee's feelings after the failed assault on Hancock's center when the log wall burned, the attack was repulsed, many Confederates died, and nothing was gained. While reviewing the day, Lee becomes upset that Ewell had not taken the initiative to attack the Federal right flank when the opportunity arose. He reflects on how Ewell had become less effective since losing his leg from battle wounds and since he had brought his wife along on this campaign. However, Lee can do very little to make his generals perform any better.

In Chapter 16, foreign dignitaries visit Grant's headquarters. The dignitaries talk about how civilized war was during their glory years and are shocked at how brutally fatal modern warfare has become. Grant dismisses their opinions...

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