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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Lee (September 1864) Grant (November 1864) Lee (November 1864) Grant (Christmas 1864): Chapters 31-34 Summary

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Part 3, Lee (September 1864) Grant (November 1864) Lee (November 1864) Grant (Christmas 1864): Chapters 31-34 Summary

In Chapter 31, Lee receives word that Hood had evacuated Atlanta after attempting to stop Sherman's march to the sea three times, each attempt a failure. Meanwhile, Grant's army extends the battle lines, forcing Lee to extend as well with no reinforcements. The Confederate line thins. He appeals to Davis with an idea to bring in new recruits from Georgia, but at this point in the war Davis has no influence. Georgia is in survival mode and keeps all its forces for its own defense. Furthermore, Lee can either defend Petersburg or Richmond, not both.

In Chapter 32, Grant receives word that Sherman has captured Atlanta. The news spreads throughout his army, raising the spirits of the men. What had been seen as only a siege had now turned...

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