Honor played a major role in novel, Killer Angels. Throughout the book, Honor was a concept that remained important to members of the armies, regardless of whether they were supporting the Union or the Confederacy. Every action and decision was made with the intention of being heroic and as honorable as possible.
2. From your reading of Killer Angels, what do you think was the main reason the Civil War was fought?
While the North lightly interpreted the United States Constitution, and while pursuing industrialization and the expansion of cities, the South remained mostly agricultural. During this period in America, it seemed as if there was a major divide in the country and even completely different cultures had evolved that despised one another. The abolishment of slavery was the mechanism for which the North tried to change the South into a more modern society without the use of slave labor, which eventually caused the Civil War to be fought.
3. What kind of man and soldier was John Buford? As he tracks the Confederate Army, he stops and waves at a rebel officer, why would he greet the enemy that way?
He was a solider who took no interest in political tactics and military greed. While tracking the Confederate Army, I found it interesting that he stopped to save to a Rebel officer. This moment demonstrated that the Civil War was a war that was fought between “enemy’s”, but also fellow countryman. The war was simply a matter of geography and John Buford warmly waved to the Rebel officer because he understood this.
4. Why did officers under General Lee want J.E.B. Stuart to be court martialed? What was Stuart's function and why was he so important to Lee? What was his relationship to Lee and why was he so important to the general? What kind of figure was he -- a show boat or a genuine hero?
J.E.B. Stuart was the Lieutenant General of the Confederate cavalry. He was a reliable and excellent soldier who served as