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How does the Lewis Armistead and Winfield Hancock relationship define the war in The Killer Angels?

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Before the Civil War, Lewis Armstead and Winfield Hancock are the best of friends. When the American Civil War reaches them, they end up on opposite sides of the battle fields. Lewis Armstead ends up fighting on the Confederate side of the war, and Winfield Hancock ends up fighting on the Union side of the war. The two are devastated about the chance of having to face each other in battle, as they care deeply for one another. Unfortunately, they end up having to fight a battle against each other. This sad reality was the case for many people who fought in the American Civil War, as Confederate and Union lines were drawn by politicians who only had economic and political interests in mind.

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The friendship of Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead symbolizes the ways in which the Civil War drove apart not only states but also friends and families. Hancock, who was from Pennsylvania, fought in the Mexican-American War and was a quartermaster under...

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