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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Lee (June 15, 1864) Chamberlain (June 18, 1864): Chapters 24-25 Summary

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Part 3, Lee (June 15, 1864) Chamberlain (June 18, 1864): Chapters 24-25 Summary

As Lee prepares his army for the upcoming battle with Grant in Chapter 24, he listens to a captain under General Beauregard. The captain requests extra troops because Beauregard faces an unknown number of Federal soldiers under unknown command. Because so much is not known, Lee dismisses the captain without having made a commitment. However, Lee also realizes that Grant's next objective could be Petersburg rather than Richmond. Lee sends Early's troops to attack Washington and thereby reduce Grant's force near Petersburg. In response, Grant sends the Sixth Corps under Wright. The Federal soldiers set up their defenses in Washington before Early can do any damage. At Petersburg, the Federal soldiers fail to take it due to hesitation on their part. This allows Lee to reinforce his defenses around the city.

In Chapter 25, Chamberlain leads his...

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