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The Last Full Measure - Study Guide Part 3, Chamberlain (April 8, 1865) Lee (Night, April 8, 1865) Chamberlain (Dawn, April 9, 1865) Lee (Morning, April 9, 1865) Grant (Afternoon, April 9, 1865): Chapters 48-52 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 48 gives Chamberlain's view of Saylor's Creek. He sees that it was not a battle at all but an abandonment of equipment and animals by the Confederates. No sign of combat remains, only the broken cannon and carts. That night, he receives orders from Sheridan to move his forces forward to Appomattox, and Chamberlain immediately responds. In Chapter 49, Lee camps with what remains of his army near the town of Appomattox. He thinks about how the war has gone, the loss of good generals and soldiers, how what remains of his army consists of those men who will fight to the end. He talks with his nephew Fitz Lee about what cavalry had taken over...

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