Michael Shaara composed a beautiful piece of literature that will forever enrich the hearts of those who cherish the events of what happened during the Civil War. The Killer Angels is an intriguing novel that gives readers insight about the events that occurred over four days in the third summer of the war. These few days included the events that led up to battle and then endured a fight in the end. This was known as the Battle of Gettysburg. The accuracy of this novel is what makes it a good read for a historical fiction piece of work.
Both the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac settled in Pennsylvania. The Confederates consciously planned when and how to move in order to place an attack on the Union Army, as they had already settled atop Little Round Top; an advantage that might match the Confederate Army. The Civil War had been going on for three years, and since then the south had achieved many victories on the North. For General Lee, to surround the Union Army and achieve another, and hopefully a final, victory could possibly win the war for the Confederacy. With the help of spies and many other faithful officers, Lee had come up with a brilliant plan to take on the Union Army, at least he thought so.