The Killer Angels

The Killer Angels

by

Michael Shaara

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A Confederate general, Early is a self-confident, cool-tempered prosecutor by training. He attacks the Union flank on the first day at Gettysburg. He tends to speak for less confident men, like Richard Ewell. He disdains Longstreet’s desire for a defensive position and assures Lee that an attack on Cemetery Hill is feasible.
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Jubal Early Character Timeline in The Killer Angels

The timeline below shows where the character Jubal Early 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
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As he rides forward, Lee learns that Generals Early and Rodes have arrived in Gettysburg and begun attacking the northern flank of the Union... (full context)
Wednesday, July 1, 1863: Chapter 6: Lee
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...at headquarters, wondering why Ewell did not attack. He finds Ewell chattering and nervous. Jubal Early is also there; he confidently speaks for Ewell in giving Lee an account of the... (full context)
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Early suggests that an attack on the Union’s strong point at Cemetery Hill would be costly... (full context)
Thursday, July 2, 1863: Chapter 3: Longstreet
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...agreement of his commanders, as far as possible. He further explains that both Ewell and Early disagree with Longstreet’s argument for a defensive move, believing it would be bad for morale... (full context)
Thursday, July 2, 1863: Chapter 6: Lee
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...with news from Ewell’s camp. Ewell is uncertain in his actions, deferring too much to Early. This confirms Lee’s fear that Ewell cannot command a corps; his appointment was a mistake.... (full context)