The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels

by

Michael Shaara

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Bucklin is a battle-scarred fisherman from Bangor, Maine, who serves as spokesman for the mutineers from the Union’s Second Maine regiment. He shares the disdain of many enlisted men for inept leadership. He argues that his exhausted men have been ill-treated despite their long history of engagements, and ought to be allowed to go home.
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Joseph Bucklin Character Timeline in The Killer Angels

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Monday, June 29, 1863: Chapter 2: Chamberlain
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...the food instead of resisting his authority. A spokesman for the prisoners (soon identified as Bucklin) asks to air his grievances, so Chamberlain dismisses Tom and leads the man away to... (full context)
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...and shows Chamberlain a battle scar on his leg. Relaxing, he finally identifies himself as Bucklin, a fisherman from Bangor. Bucklin explains that his men are exhausted and tired of being... (full context)
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...to lead his men to the first position in line and move out. He dismisses Bucklin with the promise to consider his words. When Tom comes in, Chamberlain warns him about... (full context)