LCpl Beck, Ashton
Commandant's Professional Reading Program
Michael Shaara, The Great Angels
The Killer Angels: An Inside Look at the Battle of Gettysburg The Killer Angels written by Michael Shaara, is a historical fictional works novel that describes in great fine detail the events that took place during the battle of Gettysburg. In the forward our company is given an in depth view of each of the primary characters and key figures of the battle. For instance, we could told that that General Robert Edward Lee is usually an honest person with no vices who does not really believe in captivity, he is also suffering from cardiovascular trouble. He leads the confederate military. And then we now have Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain who has a brother, Jones, who provides in the Twentieth Maine since an guide to his brother.
The story commences on Summer 29th, 1863 with the advantages of a secret agent for the Confederate army. He comes to General Longstreet with information about the whereabouts with the Union military, who to Longstreet's shock, are near by. This triggers the Confederate army to reposition for Gettysburg. The battle starts on July 1st if the Confederates assault some of the Union army inside the hills near by Gettysburg. Standard Lee is convinced that the Confederates should be able to get this battle and activates the union armies using varying tactics, he problems the Union army's left and right flanks and then attempts to divide they're central power to win the struggle that way. But this method neglects, the Union Army obtained the upper hand when during the 1st day of battle they retreated and secured a lot of the higher ground giving them a fatal advantage.
The story mainly uses the Confederates and Basic Lee as the leading part, and this tells us what went wrong for them throughout this battle. We are given reveal depiction of war methods used during this period, and how the Union Military was able to earn the battle by taking a defensive situation on the bigger hills of Gettysburg. The truth that the Union Army acquired higher ground...