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Essay over The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara DUE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020
For your essay assignment, you will need to read The Killer Angles, by Michael Shaara. It covers the 4 days of the Battle of Gettysburg. When reading begin thinking about the topics and questions I have listed below so you can answer the question: According to the book, The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, why did the south lose this battle? What mistakes did they make? Were these mistakes big or small or did it really matter? I mean, a mistake is a mistake. I only want to know about his battle, NOT THE WHOLE WAR! You can focus on one or all of these things when writing your paper.
Several ideas are:
Technical and Strategic Development
A Nation Divided
Loyalty and Command Errors
Aristocracy – both fighting for and against
There is also the prejudice of racism throughout. Remember the impact on the Union army of seeing a black man up close for the first time? They were a little surprised by their reaction.
Some other things to think about while reading:
Who were the people on either side?
Where did they come from?
What was their background?
What about loyalty of the men to their officers?
Were these men loyal, loyal to a fault, or did they ignore their officers?
Which side was more ethnically diverse?
Which side had aristocratic tendencies and which did not?
What do the men on both sides have in common?
What is the main conflict?
Obviously war, but war between whom?
North and South?
American against American?
Brother against brother?
Black against white?
Does the technology on either side make a difference?
Class Name and Time (or just my name)
You only need the above information on the first page.
You may write more than that if you find it necessary to go further, but please don’t turn in something 5 more pages long.