sold modestly, but its critical reception was astounding: the following year, The Killer Angels won the Pulitzer Prize. Other media edit The Killer Angels was the source for the screenplay for the 1993 movie Gettysburg. Colonel Fremantle finds a great similarity between England and the honor-bound, aristocratic society of the South. Army War College, the.S. Frontline General : Longstreet. Be Careful What You Wish For : Pickett's desire to have his division used in battle leads to it being destroyed. Lee and James Longstreet for the Confederacy, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and John Buford for the Union.
Ironic Nickname : Shy widower Lewis Armistead is called "Lo" for " Lothario." It's All My Fault : General Lee says this repeatedly when he meets the retreating remnants of Pickett's division. Then came Ken Burns.
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(In reality, Armistead was shot in the leg and the arm, rather than in the torso as the book and film depict; he lived long enough to be captured and died in the hospital.). My God, What Have I Done? Army Command and General Staff College, the.S. Thus, both Shaara and his readers recognize that Lee would have been as unlikely to give poker advice as Stuart would have been to ignore a newspaper reporter. The Cassandra : Longstreet is the only one to see what a disaster the third day's assault will be, but he can't persuade Lee not to make. The remark itself is an example given the outcome of the battle. The friendship of Armistead and Hancock is given particular weight. You must commit yourself totally. Although Lee did rebuke Stuart for leaving the body of the army, Southern cavalry was responsible for raiding, not reconnaissance, and some historians now consider him to have become another scapegoat for the Lost Cause. Longstreet thinks that Lee's victories have a lot more to do with luck, incompetent Union generals, and the incredible loyalty of his men than military genius. They go to Lee, who is reluctant to trust a spy, but has to, because his usual source of intelligence, Jeb Stuart 's cavalry, is out of touch.
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In the process, he witnesses the death of General John Reynolds, a way important Union commander, even if he's not a big presence in The Killer Angels.
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