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The Last Full Measure - Part 3, Lee (March 31, 1865) Chamberlain (April 1, 1865) Lee (April 2, 1865): Chapters 41-43 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Lee (March 31, 1865) Chamberlain (April 1, 1865) Lee (April 2, 1865): Chapters 41-43 Summary

In Chapter 41, Lee reflects on the state of his army after the failed attempt to implement Gordon's plan and the Union's successful push from the south. His cavalry is greatly outnumbered and his lines stretched thin. He worries about Pickett and his important mission to hold a flank because if he fairls, the Federal's could take over an important rail line. Chamberlain links up with Sheridan in Chapter 42. The push against Pickett near the intersection of three roads known as Five Forks starts out confused. Sheridan displays a stubborn side that reminds Chamberlain of Grant, but his leadership does bring order to the attack. Pickett is driven back, along with Fitz Lee's cavalry. Chapter 43 opens with the Federal soldiers pushing hard on Lee's front. The Confederates are in retreat while Lee...

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