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Posted November 10, 2008 at 6:10 AM via web

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Can you povide a quote that describes something of the Civil War battle in "The Red Badge of Courage"?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 10, 2008 at 10:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Here are two from the end of Chapter 16:

In the regiment there was a peculiar kind of hesitation denoted in the attitudes of the men.  They were worn, exhausted, having slept but little and labored much.  They rolled their eyes toward the advancing battle as they stood awaiting the shock.  Some shrank and flinched.  They stood a men tied to stakes.

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The winds of battle had swept all about the regiment until the one rifle, instantly followed by others flashed in its front.  A moment later the regiment roared forth its sudden and valiant retort.  A dense wall of smoke settled slowly down.  It was furiously slit and slashed by the knife-like fire from the rifles.

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