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The Last Full Measure - Study Guide Part 2, Lee (May 24, 1864) Grant (May 25, 1864): Chapters 22-23 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 22, Lee discovers that Grant has not retreated and is moving his army toward the North Anna River with the intent to cross and move farther south. Lee quickly moves his forces to the southern bank of the river where he sets up a V defensive formation, the apex facing Burnside, the left flank facing Warren and Wright, and the longer right flank facing Hancock. Before Ewell can bring the right flank to the river, Hancock's men cross and occupy the intervening woods. Lee is very angry that Ewell failed to secure that part of the river crossing and tells him so. He orders Ewell to push the Federal soldiers back before they have time to entrench. Ewell fails to do this as well, but Grant's army is split in two. With darkness approaching...

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