Who are the characters in pages xi-32 in The Killer Angels?
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The major characters of The Killer Angels from pages xi-32:
THE MEN IN GREY
- GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE. Lee is the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. He confers with his second-in-command, Longstreet, concerning Union troop movements after meeting with the Confederate spy, Harrison.
- LT. GEN. JAMES LONGSTREET. He is Lee's "Old War Horse" and second in command. His spy, Harrison, has just reported to him concerning Union troop movements.
- LT. GEN. J.E.B. STUART. Stuart, Lee's cavalry commander, is not present but is mentioned by both Longstreet and Lee.
- HARRISON, the spy. Harrison opens the novel, reporting to Longstreet after learning of Union troop movements while traversing the Pennsylvania countryside.
- WALTER TAYLOR. Gen. Lee's aide.
THE MEN IN BLUE
- MAJ. GEN. GEORGE MEADE. Meade, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, is mentioned but not present.
- COLONEL JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN. Chamberlain commands a regiment of Maine troops. He will later play a major part in the upcoming battle.
- CAPTAIN ELLIS SPEAR. Spear is Chamberlain's second-in-command.
- LIEUTENANT TOM CHAMBERLAIN. The brother of Joshua Chamberlain.
- SGT. BUSTER KILRAIN. Kilrain is actually a "former" sergeant who has been busted down a rank. He is an aide to Col. Chamberlain. (Kilrain is one of the only fictional characters in the novel. His name is a variation of "Killer Angels."