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The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 1: ‘Fremantle’ Characters & Characterization Vision Motif Longstreet Fremantle Hood Favorite or Most Important Quotes Why Quote Is Important or Favorite Inquiry Guide for The Killer Angels Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chapter 1: ‘Fremantle’ Name: Period: 1. Fremantle is one of several _________________________ who are traveling with the Confederate Army. 2. Note Fremantle’s opinion of the confidence the Confederates have as well as their contempt for the Yankees. How does he feel about both of those qualities? What parallel is there between England and the aristocratic South? 3. Write 3 or 4 lines that reveal Fremantle’s snobbery or condescension. Do you like him anyway? Why? 4. Both Hood and Longstreet have concerns about the unknown numbers of the Union Army. How many corps does Longstreet identify, fearing even more will arrive shortly? 5. Lee disagrees with Longstreet about the numbers themselves or about the significance of those numbers. This disagreement underlines again the fact that the Confederates are engaging in a battle in which they are in effect _______________________ in the territory of the _______________________. 6. What can you infer from Longstreet’s assessment of General Meade? How do Confederate commanders generally view their Union counterparts? Do you think he is accurate in his assessment of Meade? 7. What does Fremantle believe is the real reason for the war? In what ways is he right? The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 2: ‘Chamberlain’ Characters & Characterization Theme Connections: Chamberlain Kilrain Favorite or Most Important Quotes (There are quotes by both Chamberlain and Kilrain that you shouldn’t miss!) Why Quote Is Important or Favorite The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chapter 2- ‘Chamberlain’ Name: Period: 1. What rumor does Chamberlain dispel? 2. What can you infer about Chamberlain from his feelings about the army? 3. Note Chamberlain’s initial reaction to the escaped slave. What does this tell us about prejudice? Why is Chamberlain shocked at himself? 4. What is ironic about how the escaping slave was wounded? What is ironic about the fact that the regiment needs to abandon this man? 5. What is Chamberlain’s opinion of Meade’s address to the men? 6. Who is Kilrain? How do his opinions of race reflect the prevailing attitudes of the times? How do they differ? 7. When Chamberlain reflects upon his memory of the Southern minister and the famous professor, he recalls that time as the moment he knew that he would be able to ____________________________. 8. What do these reflections indicate about Chamberlain? 9. Kilrain characterizes Chamberlain as an _____________________________, but we can tell that Kilrain himself is a _________________________________. Would it be a good or a bad thing to have a mentor or father figure who sees and approaches life in the opposite way that you do? Why? The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 3: ‘Longstreet’ Characters & Characterization The “great trap” of soldiering Longstreet Quotes to support vision and heat motif Hood Lee en echelon: What is the strategy behind an en echelon attack? Favorite or Most Important Quotes (There are some HUGELY important quotes here.) Why Quote Is Important or Favorite The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863, p. 2 Name: Period: Chapter 3: ‘Longstreet’ Quotes to support theme connections 1. “They’re never quite the enemy, those boys in blue.” Theme: 1. Questions: Answers: 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chapter3- ‘Longstreet’ Name: Period: 1. The manner in which the Union army has dug in (along the crest of Cemetery Hill and Culp’s Hill, extending along the ridge running from the two hills resembles a ________________________________. 2. Why do Ewell and Early oppose Longstreet’s proposal to withdraw? (183) 3. Lee checks on Ewell’s assessment but not on Longstreet’s. Why? Is it important? 4. How does Longstreet feel about Early? How might he feel about Ewell for deferring to Early? (183) 5. According to Lee, they must ___________________ and they must do it _____________________. (184) 6. What is important to Lee when he goes into battle? (183) How does this characterize Lee? 7. Longstreet’s 2 divisions who will be fighting are _________________, ___________________. The only division not fighting at all on July 2 is _______________________. The brigade that still needs to get into battle formation is _____________________. (184) This brigade is from _________________’s division. 8. Lee’s objective for Longstreet’s corps: to get _______________________________________________. 9. What recommendation does Hood make? (187) Lee says they must ________________________, meaning stay together. 10. What matters to Longstreet most in terms of strategy for this attack? (189) 11. Note: Captain Johnston has been ordered to conduct Longstreet’s corps but he does not know the roads to get there, only the position of the enemy. Once again, Longstreet is reminded of _______________’s failure. Longstreet would recommend ____________________________ for this person. 12. Who rides with Longstreet? (190-194) What do they talk about? 13. Note how often Lee acknowledges God’s presence. List page #s: The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chapter3- ‘Longstreet’, p. 2 Name: Period: 14. Note the trap. (191-192) Longstreet thinks Lee brought this up as a criticism of Longstreet—that his caring about his men too much led to his defensive strategy. Does Longstreet think it’s valid? IS IT valid? 15. Lee confesses to Longstreet that he may not be quite himself due to ________________. He reaffirms that he relies on Longstreet’s counsel and wants Longstreet’s assurance that he will continue to offer it no matter how much ______________________________________________________. (193) 16. Lee wants this battle ______________________________________________________. (193) 17. The Union calls one of the hills Little Round Top while the Confederates call it _____________________. (193) 18. Note Lee’s practice once the battle begins: he yields to his commanders to run their own corps. Is this a good idea? Why? 19. Captain Johnston informs Longstreet that if they continue down the road his corps is on, they will be observed by the enemy. Longstreet orders a ______________________ in response to this information. (194,195) 20. What two factors are becoming significant for the soldiers? (195, 196) 21. McLaws informs Longstreet that the Union are dug in all over the __________________________. (196) 22. How do all of the delays affect the en echelon attack plan? (200) 23. What does Hood want to do regarding the Rocky Hill? (201) What is Longstreet’s response? (201, 202) 24. Note: Hood makes the same request a second time. Longstreet feels that he cannot countermand Lee’s orders (he says, “…not again”) even though he realizes that the Union army has come off the hill and that Hood has found a route around them. (20 25. Note: Hood makes a third request and Longstreet acknowledges that he is right but that the commanding officer has made his final decision. Both men realize a frontal attack is doomed. Note that Hood attacks under protest. (201, 202) The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 4: ‘Chamberlain’ Important plot points Quotes to support theme connections Favorite/ important quotes Theme connections Theme: What makes them favorite/important? The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chapter 4- ‘Chamberlain’ Name: Period: 1. What order did General Meade give for the upcoming battle? 2. How does Vincent characterize Sickles’ move to the Peach Orchard? 3. What position does Chamberlain hold? What orders does Vincent give him? 4. What is so significant about the positions of Chamberlain’s regiment? 5. What orders does Chamberlain give to Morrill’s Company B? Why? 6. What does Chamberlain do with the 6 prisoners from the 2nd Maine who had refused to fight? 7. What does Chamberlain mean when he tells the men that rifles will be available shortly? 8. As the battle intensifies, what strategies does Chamberlain employ to thwart frequent assaults by the Confederates? 9. What is his final strategy? Why does he resort to this? 10. What happens to Morrill’s B Company? 11. What happens to Kilrain? 12. How had Kilrain saved Chamberlain? 13. What happens to Vincent? 14. Where is Chamberlain’s regiment sent after the battle on the second day? The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 5: ‘Longstreet’ Characters & Characterization Vision Motif Longstreet Fremantle Pickett Favorite or Most Important Quotes Why Quote Is Important or Favorite The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chap. 5- ‘Longstreet’ Name: Period: 1. Who is wounded? 2. How does Longstreet answer when asked how they did in the battle? Does it surprise you that Longstreet does this? How does this response characterize Longstreet? 3. How does Longstreet view the possibilities of taking the hill? Why is he so enraged? 4. Explain the duality in Longstreet’s character. On one hand, he is _________________, while at the same time he is _________________________________. 5. Who is put in command of Hood’s division? 6. Explain Goree’s explanation about why he hit one of Hood’s officers. How does this reaction characterize Longstreet’s relationship with his aides and those close to him? 7. Whose fault is the Confederates’ loss this second day? 8. Why do the men “suppress the truth” about the losses their division has sustained? 9. Why is it so important to Longstreet that the numbers of the casualties be accurate? 10. Note how Longstreet interacts with Major Sorrell: “Well…Take care of yourself, Major. You ain’t the most likeable man I ever met, but you sure are useful.” 11. Note the message Pickett sends to Longstreet through Fairfax: How does this characterize Pickett? The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Name: Thursday, July 2, 1863, Chap. 5- ‘Longstreet’, p. 2 Period: 12. Whose arrival at long, long last stirs up mixed feelings in the camp? 13. How does Lee characterize the day’s battle? How does Longstreet characterize it? 14. What significant personnel were lost on the second day? 15. What facts does Longstreet use to discourage a third attack? 16. Describe some of Longstreet’s thoughts about Lee when Fremantle is talking to him. 17. When Fremantle refers to General Lee as “devious” explain Longstreet’s reaction. 18. How does Longstreet characterize the Confederates’ chances in the next day’s battle? 19. To whom is Longstreet referring when he thinks, “They come from another age. The Age of Virginia”? What do you think that means? 20. How does Longstreet feel that Lee should deal with Stuart? What is Lee’s decision? 21. Why are Armistead and Longstreet worried about Garnett? 22. Consider Fremantle’s observation that in all the time he’s been in the South, he never heard the word ‘slave’ because they were always called ‘servants’. Is this significant? How? 23. What does Longstreet think the war is about, even though it’s not the reason he himself is fighting? 24. With what issue is Armistead struggling? What request does he make of Longstreet? What vow had he made to Hancock? Keep an eye on Armistead for the rest of the book. The Killer Angels notes Thursday, July 2, 1863 Name: Period: Chapter 6: ‘Lee’ Characters & Characterization Theme or Motif Connections Lee as a father figure Lee as a man of faith Stuart Ewell and Early Favorite or Most Important Quotes Why Quote Is Important or Favorite The Killer Angels Inquiry Guide Thursday, July 2, 1863 Chap. 6 - ‘Lee’ Name: Period: 1. What irony does Lee see in the dates of the battle? 2. What are the two options which Lee is considering? Circle the one he chooses 3. Lee ponders the reasons why he is fighting this war. What phrase of Longstreet’s haunts him? Why? In the end, what does Lee determine are the reasons he fights? What consequences does he foresee regarding these reasons? 4. Lee determines a number of reasons that the army should remain at Gettysburg. What are they? 5. What advantages does he see the Union as having? 6. How does Lee handle Stuart? 7. How does Stuart respond to Lee? 8. What information does Venable give to Lee concerning Ewell and Early? 9. How does Ewell’s performance impact the battle? 10. On whom must Lee depend for the impending battle? 11. How does Lee feel about his decisions? 12. What does he mean by an honorable death? 13. What reasoning does Lee use to support another battle? Why can’t the Confederates retreat? 14. Lee realizes that the element of surprise is lost for the next attack so there is no urgency. He knows that the enemy has been reinforced on both flanks. What is his plan and why does he choose this strategy?