Heth is a Confederate general, who always appears grave and perplexed. Despite being ordered not to attack, he gets into a significant engagement with Buford’s dismounted cavalry on the first day at Gettysburg, having thought it would only be a minor scrap with local militia. Lee sends him back into battle after learning that Early is attacking the northern Union flank; Heth is then injured.
Harry Heth Character Timeline in The Killer Angels
The timeline below shows where the character Harry Heth appears in The Killer Angels. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Wednesday, July 1, 1863: Chapter 3: Lee
Friday, July 3, 1863: Chapter 2: Longstreet
...move toward the front, met by the soldiers’ cheerful morale. At last Lee assigns Pickett’s, Heth’s, and Pender’s divisions to Longstreet and explains the objectives. After massed artillery fire, Longstreet’s men... (full context)