Study Guide

The Killer Angels Characters

By Michael Shaara

Joshua Chamberlain

Ladies and gentlemen, here he is: if there's a hero in this book, it's gotta be Joshua...

James Longstreet

In The Killer Angels, we see the Union perspective mainly through Colonel Chamberlain's eyes. But...

Robert E. Lee

For a long time, Lee was almost a mythical figure in the South: Superman, Southern style. He was...

John Buford

Buford's cavalry troops are the first soldiers to intercept the Confederate Army. Although the...

Lewis Armistead

Armistead is yet another tragic Southern general. The big Pickett's Charge chapter focuses on his...

Arthur Fremantle

Fremantle may be English, but he's a total Southern fanboy. He even wrote a book, after...

Buster Kilrain

Kilrain is the only fictional character in the whole book. He helps give a kind of streetwise...

Harrison the Spy

No, not Harriet the spy—Harrison the spy. This raggedy, Shakespeare-quoting ex-actor shows...

Tom Chamberlain

Tom Chamberlain is Joshua Chamberlain's brother. He refers to Joshua Chamberlain by his middle...

George Pickett

General Pickett is a classic Southern cavalier—all perfume and curls and chivalry. Buster...

Minor Characters

Sorrel is Longstreet's chief aide-de-camp, or assistant. He mainly serves as an information tool,...

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