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The Last Full Measure - Part 3, Grant (June 18, 1864) Chamberlain (June 29, 1864): Chapters 26-27 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Grant (June 18, 1864) Chamberlain (June 29, 1864): Chapters 26-27 Summary

Near a major river supply port, Grant eats with his officers in Chapter 26. The main course is roast beef, cooked very well done the way Grant like it. For dessert, he has a sugary date, which is a luxury item now readily available from the supply ships. General Meade rides into the camp to confer with Grant. They discuss the performance of Meade's troops during the battle. Coordination was still lacking, but Grant says that he has become accustomed to this, which surprises Meade. Grant explains that much ground has been covered, the enemy is largely defeated and with the Federal supply lines wide open, his army can take the time to select opportunities. They continue to discuss the weaknesses in the army but Grant assures Meade that all will be rectified over time. Grant...

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