The Land

The Killer Angels – June 29, 1863: Chapters 1–2

Summary—Chapter 1: The Spy Daytime, Taneytown, Pennsylvania, a town near Gettysburg. Harrison, a Confederate spy, discovers a large mass of Union troops moving north. The Union troops are moving dangerously close to the Confederate army. Harrison returns in the middle of the night to the Confederate camp and reports his discovery to General James Longstreet. …

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The Killer Angels – July 1, 1863: Chapters 5–6

Summary—Chapter 5: Longstreet Evening, Confederate camp just west of Gettysburg. Longstreet rides aimlessly on his horse and broods, examining the battlefield. He is anxious about the hills, because he recognizes the strategic importance of the high ground. Longstreet knows that Lee will attack the next day. Lee is “fixed and unturnable, a runaway horse,” and …

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The Killer Angels – July 2, 1863: Chapters 1–2

Summary—Chapter 1: Fremantle Early morning, Confederate camp. English military observer Arthur Fremantle awakens, excited at the prospect of watching another battle—and, he hopes, another Confederate victory. He chats with other foreign observers, most notably a fat Austrian named Ross, and he marvels at how wonderful it is to be in the camp of what he …

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