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The Last Full Measure - Part 3, Chamberlain (April 12, 1865) Lee (April 12, 1865) Grant (April 14, 1865): Chapter 53-55 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chamberlain (April 12, 1865) Lee (April 12, 1865) Grant (April 14, 1865): Chapter 53-55 Summary

Chamberlain and Griffin accept the Confederate arms in Chapter 53. The Confederate troops respond to their officer's commands, General Gordon. They fix bayonets, stack the muskets into conical configurations with the butts down and bayonets up, deposit their cartridge boxes, and drape the Confederate flag over one of the stacks. Upon this action, many Confederate soldiers break ranks and weep over their fallen flag while the Federal soldiers look on. A few moments later, they reform the ranks. Chamberlain makes an order to carry arms to the Federal soldiers, a formal salute to the surrendering Confederates. Gordon returns the salute. In Chapter 54, Lee decides not to attend the surrender of arms ceremony. His decision is based on the strong possibility of his presence causing disruptions, since his men identify him as a...

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