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The novel The Killer Angles by Michael Shaara gives a story like depiction of the American Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg In this novel we see the views of both Confederate and Union armies The officers for both sides in this novel used to go to war with each other but are now on different sides according to their political views In the end both armies realized the war had accomplished nothing but all the deaths of soldiers During the novel the armies are going to war against their opponents and not necessarily their enemiesDespite the fact that the Confederate and Union armies were entirely concerned with defeating their opponent many times they were fighting against relatives and friends For instance General Armistead says will you tell General Hancock how very sorry I amP350 General Hancock is a Confederate Major General while Armistead is a Union Commander These two men were at one time friends Again during the war officers make a realization about the war Longstreet realizes that Armistead and Garnett are dead and that Kemper was dying P358 Then he sees the true facts that this war had accomplished nothing but the deaths of great menShaaras theory was that the war accomplished nothing but deaths This theory has been considered before by many men most likely the men of the war George Pickett knows the war is not just about slavery P 71 In the Battle of Gettysburg thousands of men died for almost nothing Of course the main cause of the war was slavery but other circumstances contributed to the cause of the civil war such as the election of Abraham LincolnThis book contributes a detailed description and story of the Battle of Gettysburg Many books about Gettysburg give a biography about the battle and the commanders but this book makes the commanders and soldiers come to life It shows actual feelings about the war While most books give a
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