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Do you feel the novel, The Killer Angels, is pro-Union or pro-Confederate?

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I'm not sure my answer will help you with your essay, but I believe the late author Michael Shaara bent over backwards trying to maintain neutrality in telling his tale of the Battle of Gettysburg. While it is true that there are several more chapters focusing on the Confederate leaders than their Union counterparts, the difference is negligible. It is clear that Shaara has high regard for the leading players: Lee, Longstreet and Chamberlain, particularly. However, Shaara is quick to point out their...

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