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The Last Full Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Lee (March 23, 1865) Gordon (March 25, 1865) Grant (March 26, 1865) Chamberlain (March 29, 1865): Chapters 37-40 Summary

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Part 3, Lee (March 23, 1865) Gordon (March 25, 1865) Grant (March 26, 1865) Chamberlain (March 29, 1865): Chapters 37-40 Summary

Lee visits General Pickett in the first part of Chapter 37. He detects that Pickett had lost his will to fight at Gettysburg when he led a disastrous charge. Although Lee understands, he decides not to put Pickett in critical places. Lee worries that more of his generals might be losing their wills to fight.

General Gordon proposes a battle plan to Lee, which is accepted. In Chapter 38, the story of the battle is told from Gordon's point of view. His plan involves the taking of Fort Stedman at night and turning the Union cannons on the Federal entrenched line. Then his men are to take other forts along the line and do the same thing. The plan depends on stealth and surprise. Positioning his troops goes smoothly...

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