The Killer Angels Book Report

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The civil war of 1861-1875 is known as one of the most bloodiest battles ever fought in American history. The outcome of the war would define the type of country the U.S. would become for centuries to come. This war gave justice to two unanswered questions left undetermined by the revolution: would the United States strictly follow the ideas left upon the Declaration of Independence or fall as a whole country due to disagreements in beliefs. Two sides, the North and South, with very distinct ideas went head to head in overwhelming battles, each party of states fighting for their own reasons. A very well remembered time of warfare was during the battle of Gettysburg leaving casualties of 7,058 fatalities and 33,264 wounded. The Confederacy lead by Robert E. Lee and the Union carried by George Meade even saw some of their best soldiers get injured. In the book the Killer Angels by Michael Sharra, the civil war would go on to diminish the mental and/or physical health of many men along with minimal health care, such as Dick Garnett with an injured foot, Lew Armistead who was shot and killed, and a boy suffering from a gunshot through the cheek. To begin with, on…show more content…
Chamberlain described his face to be inflamed and several signs of sickness;possible case of typhoid. From the Killer Angels on pgs. 280 to 281, Chamberlain states “One boy lay behind a rock. He had been shot through the cheek yesterday but had not gone to the rear, had charged, had come all this way to the top of the hill.” Here we see a boy who refused to give up without a fight and would go down until his last breath. Physicians had a variety of treatments for typhoid fever, including the use of turpentine, quinine, brandy, and quinine sulphate or hygienic measures. Although, therapeutic remedies gave little relief to victims, physicians and other authorities were advised to keep good
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